The Steelers secondary is banged up for tonight's primetime game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field, but on the flip side the offensive line has all their starters back.
Morgan Burnett, who missed the Buccaneers game with a groin injury, was a full participant in practice on Wednesday, was limited on Thursday and didn't practice on Friday. He is among the inactives for tonight.
"You don't want to ever miss anything, whether it's practice or a game, especially a game, a primetime game," said Burnett. "You don't want to miss. It's a long season. You can't look at the negative, just the positive and keep a positive vibe on yourself."
Mike Hilton missed practice on Wednesday with an elbow injury he suffered against the Buccaneers on Monday night. Hilton worked on a limited basis on Thursday, but was held out on Friday and he too is inactive.
"That initial pain, you never know what to expect," said Hilton. "I was relived it wasn't more serious. The way it looked, it could have been worse. Most people thought it was my shoulder. Being my elbow, I can deal with."
The Steelers will have a full slate of healthy offensive linemen with David DeCastro and Marcus Gilbert back after both missed action recently. DeCastro was inactive for the Chiefs and Buccaneers game, while Gilbert missed the Buccaneers game as well.
"I hate missing any game," said Gilbert, who was out with a hamstring injury. "My goal strictly is to play all 16 games. Now we are down to 15. That is my whole, sole focus, to be out there as much as I can, be as healthy as I can and help our team get a victory."
The full list of inactives is below:
No. 2 QB Mason Rudolph
No. 11 WR Justin Hunter
No. 27 S Marcus Allen
No. 28 CB Mike Hilton
No. 42 S Morgan Burnett
No. 72 OT Zach Banner
No. 96 DE L.T. Walton
No. 3 QB Robert Griffin
No. 17 WR Jordan Lasley
No. 28 CB Anthony Averett
No. 61 C Hroniss Grasu
No. 69 DT Willie Henry
No. 81 TE Hayden Hurst
No. 95 DT Zach Sieler