The Steelers will be without running back James Conner and guard Kevin Dotson tonight against the Cincinnati Bengals, both of them inactive after they were ruled out due to injuries.
Conner suffered a quadriceps injury against the Buffalo Bills and was limited in practice during the week. He was downgraded to out on Monday afternoon. This will be the third game this season Conner has missed, sitting out Weeks 11 and 12 on the Reserve/COVID-19 List. Conner has 663 yards on 155 carries this season and five touchdowns.
Dotson was ruled out on Saturday with a shoulder injury and is inactive tonight. Dotson suffered the shoulder injury last week against the Buffalo Bills, a game that also had the Steelers lose guard Matt Feiler, who was placed on the Reserve/Injured List last Tuesday.
Without Dotson and Feiler, the team activated guard Danny Isidora, who was signed on Dec. 15, to the 53-man roster earlier in the day. Isidora has played in 25 games during his four-year career, including 14 in 2018, with six starts. He has played in one game so far in 2020.
He was a fifth-round pick of the Minnesota Vikings in the 2017 NFL Draft. Isidora was traded to the Miami Dolphins in 2019, where he played in four games. He was released by the Dolphins prior to the start of the 2020 regular season and signed to the Chiefs practice squad a few days later.
Also inactive are quarterback Joshua Dobbs, defensive back Antoine Brooks Jr., and defensive linemen Isaiah Buggs and Cassius Marsh.
The full list of inactives is below.
No. 5 QB Josh Dobbs
No. 25 S Antoine Brooks Jr.
No. 30 RB James Conner
No. 49 DE Cassius Marsh
No. 69 OG Kevin Dotson
No. 96 DE Isaiah Buggs
No. 4 K Randy Bullock
No. 8 QB Brandon Allen
No. 55 LB Logan Wilson
No. 61 OL B.J. Finney
No. 62 OG Alex Redmond
No. 65 OL Keaton Sutherland