The Steelers will be without fullback Derek Watt and cornerback Mike Hilton when the team takes on the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium today. Both players were ruled out on Friday with injuries, Watt a hamstring and Hilton a shoulder injury, and they are inactive today.
Watt missed the Eagles game in Week 5 with the hamstring and returned for the Week 6 game against the Browns, but reaggravated it. Hilton was injured against the Browns.
On the good news side, guard David DeCastro and receiver Diontae Johnson both return today after missing the Browns game.
Jordan Berry will handle the punting duties today after the team released punter Dustin Colquitt on Friday and signed Berry on Saturday. Berry had been the Steelers punter from 2015-19, before they signed Colquitt prior to the 2020 season and in turn released Berry.
The team also elevated running back Trey Edmunds and linebacker Jayrone Elliott from the practice squad to the active/inactive roster for the game and both will dress for the game. With Watt and Hilton out, Edmunds and Elliott will be an asset on special teams. They will both revert back to the practice squad after the game without having to pass through waivers.
Joining Watt and Hilton on the inactive list today are quarterback Joshua Dobbs, tight end Zach Gentry, offensive tackle Derwin Gray, defensive tackle Carlos Davis and defensive end Isaiah Buggs.
The full list of inactives are below.
No. 5 QB Josh Dobbs
No. 28 DB Mike Hilton
No. 44 FB Derek Watt
No. 73 DT Carlos Davis
No. 77 T Derwin Gray
No. 81 TE Zach Gentry
No. 96 DE Isaiah Buggs
No. 46 DB Joshua Kalu
No. 50 LB Derick Roberson
No. 51 LB David Long, Jr.
No. 52 OL Daniel Munyer
No. 79 OL Isaiah Wilson
No. 97 DL Isaiah Mack