The (9-5) Pittsburgh Steelers will play the (4-10) Baltimore Ravens on the road Sunday afternoon at M&T Bank Stadium and as usual, here is my weekly guess at what the seven-player inactive list might look like when it is released 90 minutes before kickoff.
Mike Vick – Vick hasn’t dressed for the last 8 games and that’s not going to change Sunday when the Steelers play the Ravens in Baltimore. Being as the Steelers week 17 game against the Browns will also be meaningful, Vick can forget about dressing for that game as well barring any injuries.
Byron Stingily – The veteran tackle has been on the Steelers 53-mabn roster for over half the season but has yet to dress for a single game. The Steelers normally only like to dress 7 offensive linemen on game days and so the backup hats have been going to Chris Hubbard and Doug Legursky.
L.T. Walton – Walton hasn’t needed to dress since Week 8 as the Steelers defensive linemen have remained healthy over the course of the second half of the season. The Central Michigan product has played 29 total snaps so far this season and the Steelers hope he doesn’t add to the amount the rest of the way.
Anthony Chickillo – The Steelers only dress 9 linebackers on game days and with everyone healthy right now, Chickillo is the odd man out. The Miami product hasn’t dressed since the Sunday night game against the Indianapolis Colts.
Jordan Todman – Somewhere along the way this season Todman got himself in a dog house and he can’t seem to find his way out. Ever since fellow running back Fitzgerald Toussaint was promoted from the practice squad, Todman has been relegated to wearing street clothes during games. That figures to be the case again this Sunday against the Ravens.
Sammie Coates – The Steelers rookie wide receiver hasn’t dressed for several week as he remains buried on the depth chart for obvious reasons. The fact that Coates isn’t great on special teams has also led to him not dressing a lot this year.
Jacoby Jones – Unless something drastically changed this past week, Jones won’t get opportunity to return kicks against his former team. At this point, it really doesn’t make sense to keep Jones on the 53-man roster.