The Pittsburgh Steelers’ inactive list wasn’t too surprising Sunday morning but it did carry one notable addition. Despite not being listed on the final injury report, DeAngelo Williams was inactive. Yesterday afternoon, ESPN’s Britt McHenry reported Williams suffered knee swelling Sunday morning, causing the team to shut him down.
Told that Deangelo Williams knee started swelling this morning "late, late decision" to reverse active to inactive #Steelers
— Britt McHenry (@BrittMcHenry) December 18, 2016
Williams has been attempting to recover from a knee scope from early November. It seemed like he had finally cleared that hurdle but Sunday’s issue could complicate his timetable.
Mike Tomlin will hopefully provide an update on his status during his weekly press conference on Tuesday but you can expect the Steelers to be cautious with Williams given his age and the workload Le’Veon Bell sees each week. Even when he gets back in the lineup, Williams won’t have much of a role.
For now and until he gets back, Fitzgerald Toussaint will be Bell’s understudy and the Steelers will keep just two healthy running backs on the gameday roster.
On the year, Williams has rushed for 276 yards and four toal touchdowns. Turning 34 in April, he is entering the final year