During the preseason, teams are not required to submit a list of inactive players and sometimes it’s unknown as to which banged-up players will actually play in a game until they actually get on the field.
While Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was gracious enough to let us know on Wednesday a few players who would likely sit out Friday nights preseason opener against the Detroit Lions because of injuries, he didn’t reveal the status of rookie safety Sean Davis, who apparently had a sore knee during practice this past week due to all of the work he was getting.
A short time ago, Davis made a post on his Instagram account and it looks like he will indeed make his NFL debut Friday night at Heinz Field. Should Davis ultimately wind up playing, he figures to be the starting slot cornerback in the team’s sub package defense. Additionally, Davis could very well wind up playing some at strong safety as the rotations progress throughout the game.
Davis was praised by Tomlin for his conditioning earlier in the week and it’s allowed him to practice at multiple positions throughout training camp as a result.
The Steelers drafted Davis in the second round of this year’s draft out of Maryland where he played both safety and cornerback.