The Steelers defense got a boost on Saturday when defensive lineman Chris Wormley was activated from the reserve/injured list.
Wormley began practicing on Nov. 18, and the team had 21 days to activate him or keep him on the reserve/injured list for the year.
Wormley was placed on the list on Oct. 31 after suffering a knee injury against the Tennessee Titans in Week 7. Prior to his injury he had three tackles and two quarterback hits this season.
Wormley was acquired via a trade with the Baltimore Ravens this offseason.
Wormley was selected in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft, the 74th pick overall. He has played in 45 games, making 15 starts, including playing in all 16 games in 2019 with seven starts.
In four seasons he has racked up 57 tackles, two and a half sacks and seven pass defenses. In 2019 he recorded 33 tackles, one and a half sacks and six quarterback hits, all career highs. He added two pass defenses while helping the Ravens defense rank No. 3 in points allowed (17.6) and No. 4 in yards allowed per game (300.6).