It’s been a few weeks now since the Pittsburgh Steelers signed tackle Byron Stingily to their roster after losing starting left tackle Kelvin Beachum for the season to a knee injury but the former Tennessee Titan has yet to dress for any of the three games.
In lieu of dressing Stingley as their swing tackle, the Steelers continue to give Chris Hubbard a helmet instead. In Sunday’s win over the Oakland Raiders, Hubbard played 7 total snaps as an extra blocking end. Four of those plays were runs while the other three were pass plays.
In total, Hubbard has played 19 offensive snaps so far this season and the 10 run plays he was in for averaged 5.5 yards per carry.
Moving forward, there’s no sign that Stingily will start dressing over Hubbard. Additionally, there’s still no word on whether or not Mike Adams will return this season from the back problem that has kept him on the team’s PUP list since the start of training camp.
Over the course of the last several weeks, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has refused to give an update on Adams and center Maurkice Pouncey, who is currently on injured reserve with the designated to return tag after suffering an ankle injury in the preseason.
While Tomlin will likely be asked once again to update the status of those two players on Tuesday during his weekly press conference, it’s doubtful that he will give us anything of substance as it relates to a possible return to action of both.