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Report: S Jordan Dangerfield Practiced With First-Team Defense On Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers currently have two safeties dealing with injuries as they ramp up their preparations to play the Kansas City Chiefs at home Sunday night and as a result of that we could see a new face or two on the defensive side of the football in that game.

With Robert Golden (hamstring) and Sean Davis (back) both unable to practice on Wednesday, fellow safety Jordan Dangerfield reportedly received reps with the first-team defense.

Dangerfield, who has played exclusively on special teams in the Steelers first three games of the 2016 regular season, now appears set to see action Sunday night against the Chiefs and quite possibly as a starter. The former undrafted free agent has yet to play a defensive snap in the league. Dangerfield has obviously jumped fellow Steelers safety Shamarko Thomas on the team’s depth chart despite being listed behind him on the one that was released on Tuesday.

In related news, cornerback Justin Gilbert, who the Steelers acquired via a trade with the Cleveland Browns just prior to the start of the season, said Wednesday that he believes he has a chance of playing in the secondary for the first time on Sunday. During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin hinted that that could indeed happen in addition to Gilbert possibly being used as a kickoff returner.

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