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Week 6 Injury Report (Buccaneers) 

The Steelers will be missing multiple starters when they take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday at Acrisure Stadium.

Tight end Pat Freiermuth, who is in the concussion protocol, has been ruled out for the game. Freiermuth suffered a concussion against the Buffalo Bills last week.

In the secondary, safety Minkah Fitzpatrick and cornerbacks Cam Sutton, Ahkello Witherspoon and Levi Wallace have all been ruled out.

Fitzpatrick has been dealing with a knee injury the last few weeks, although he did play against the Bills on Sunday. Sutton has been dealing with a hamstring injury, and while he was able to start against the Bills last week, he wasn't able to finish the game. Witherspoon has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury and still isn't back on the field. Wallace suffered a concussion against the Bills and is still in the protocol.

Rookie defensive lineman DeMarvin Leal was added to the injury report with a knee injury on Friday, and he has been ruled out.

Safety Terrell Edmunds was a full participant for the third straight day and isn't on the status report.

On the defensive line, defensive end Larry Ogunjobi (back) was a full participant in practice, as was nose tackle Montravius Adams (hip). Center Mason Cole (foot) and receiver Diontae Johnson (hip) were both full participants. They aren't on the status report.

With Freiermuth out, rookie tight end Connor Heyward is expected to see more playing time. Heyward said this week that he got more snaps in practice, something that helped him prepare for whatever the workload is going to be.

"I feel like it gave me a jump for Sunday," said Heyward. "You practice like you play. Go out there and practice the game plan. It has to carry out throughout the week."

Heyward said he already has a good rapport with quarterback Kenny Pickett, both of them coming in together in this year's rookie class and getting plenty of reps with each other early on.

"Me and him came in at the same time," said Heyward. "He is a great quarterback, great friend. We have a connection. We know he is going to do the job. We have to make the plays for him.

"I feel like sometimes he knows where I am going to be. We have the same mindset and feel for the game. That comes from having reps together in the preseason, minicamp and training camp."

Offensive coordinator Matt Canada likes what he has seen so far from Heyward, especially the way he stepped up last week after Freiermuth suffered the concussion.

"I thought Connor jumped in and made a couple plays Sunday that showed his readiness," said Canada. "We had him playing in very much of a spotty role here through the start of the season. We've got two tight ends that have played a lot of football for us that we count on, and Connor's role is a little bit different, he has a little bit of a different body than the other two guys. I thought he stepped in and made a couple plays and was ready to go, which is what you expect for a guy to be. So, happy with where he's at and want him to keep trending the right way."

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Pittsburgh Steelers Participation/Injury Report, Week 6

Game Status
CB Cameron Sutton (Hamstring) - Out
CB Ahkello Witherspoon (Hamstring) - Out
CB Levi Wallace (Concussion) - Out
S Minkah Fitzpatrick (Knee) - Out
TE Pat Freiermuth (Concussion) - Out
DE DeMarvin Leal (Knee) - Out

Friday, October 14
WR Diontae Johnson (Hip) - FP
CB Cameron Sutton (Hamstring) - DNP
CB Ahkello Witherspoon (Hamstring) - DNP
CB Levi Wallace (Concussion) - LP
S Terrell Edmunds (Concussion) - FP
S Minkah Fitzpatrick (Knee) - DNP
DT Montravius Adams (Hip) - FP
OL Mason Cole (Foot) - FP
TE Zach Gentry (Knee) - FP
TE Pat Freiermuth (Concussion) - LP
DT Larry Ogunjobi (Back) - FP
DE DeMarvin Leal (Knee) - DNP

Thursday, October 13
WR Diontae Johnson (Hip) - FP
CB Cameron Sutton (Hamstring) - DNP
CB Ahkello Witherspoon (Hamstring) - DNP
CB Levi Wallace (Concussion) - LP
S Terrell Edmunds (Concussion) - FP
S Minkah Fitzpatrick (Knee) - DNP
DT Montravius Adams (Hip) - FP
OL Mason Cole (Foot) - DNP
TE Zach Gentry (Knee) - FP
TE Pat Freiermuth (Concussion) - LP
DT Larry Ogunjobi (Back) - DNP

Wednesday, October 12
WR Diontae Johnson (Hip) - LP
CB Cameron Sutton (Hamstring) - DNP
CB Ahkello Witherspoon (Hamstring) - DNP
CB Levi Wallace (Concussion) - DNP
S Terrell Edmunds (Concussion) - FP
S Minkah Fitzpatrick (Knee) - DNP
DT Montravius Adams (Hip) - DNP
OL Mason Cole (Foot) - DNP
TE Zach Gentry (Knee) - DNP
TE Pat Freiermuth (Concussion) - LP
DT Larry Ogunjobi (Back) - DNP

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Participation/Injury Report, Week 6

*Game Status *S Mike Edwards (Elbow) - Questionable
DT Akiem Hicks (Foot) - Out
WR Julio Jones (Knee) - Doubtful
CB Sean Murphy-Bunting (Quad) - Out
S Logan Ryan (Foot) - Out

Friday, October 14
TE Cameron Brate (Concussion) - FP
WR Jaelon Darden (Tooth) - FP
CB Carlton Davis (Hip) - FP
S Mike Edwards (Elbow) - LP
WR Russell Gage (Ankle) - FP
DL William Gholston (Rest_ - FP
WR Chris Godwin (Hip/Knee/Rest) - FP
DT Akiem Hicks (Foot) - DNP
WR Julio Jones (Knee) - DNP
CB Sean Murphy-Bunting (Quad) - DNP
OLB Carl Nassib (Illness) - FP
WR Breshad Perriman (Knee/Hamstring) - FP
S Logan Ryan (Foot) - DNP
T Donovan Smith (Elbow) - FP
LB Lavonte David (Rest) - DNP
WR Mike Evans (Rest) - DNP

Thursday, October 13
TE Cameron Brate (Concussion) - FP
WR Jaelon Darden (Tooth) - FP
CB Carlton Davis (Hip) - FP
S Mike Edwards (Elbow) - LP
WR Russell Gage (Ankle) - LP
DL William Gholston (Rest_ - DNP
WR Chris Godwin (Hip/Knee/Rest) - DNP
DT Akiem Hicks (Foot) - DNP
WR Julio Jones (Knee) - DNP
CB Sean Murphy-Bunting (Quad) - DNP
OLB Carl Nassib (Illness) - FP
WR Breshad Perriman (Knee/Hamstring) - FP
S Logan Ryan (Foot) - DNP
T Donovan Smith (Elbow) - LP

Wednesday, October 12
TE Cameron Brate (Concussion) - FP
WR Jaelon Darden (Tooth) - DNP
CB Carlton Davis (Hip) - FP
S Mike Edwards (Elbow) - LP
WR Russell Gage (Ankle) - DNP
WR Chris Godwin (Hip/Knee) - LP
DT Akiem Hicks (Foot) - DNP
WR Julio Jones (Knee) - DNP
CB Sean Murphy-Bunting (Quad) - DNP
OLB Carl Nassib (Illness) - DNP
WR Breshad Perriman (Knee/Hamstring) - FP
S Logan Ryan (Foot) - DNP
T Donovan Smith (Elbow) - LP

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