Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le\’Veon Bell (knee) will make his NFL debut Monday night against the Washington Redskins, but according to Burt Lauten on Twitter, running backs Isaac Redman (stinger) and LaRod Stephens-Howling (undisclosed) have both been scratched for the game and will not play.
Redman suffered a stinger this past week in practice and is likely being held out as a precaution. Stephens-Howling is a surprise scratch as he was supposed to get a chance to return kickoffs Monday night.
Linebacker Stevenson Sylvester (ankle) will also miss the Monday night game after he injured his ankle last week during the preseason opener against the New York Giants.
Below is the full list of inactives for both teams.
RB Isaac Redman (stinger)
RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (undisclosed)
LB Stevenson Sylvester (ankle)
CB Cortez Allen (knee)
TE Heath Miller (knee)
TE David Johnson (knee)
LB Sean Spence (knee)
CB DeMarcus Van Dyke (hamstring)
G Justin Cheadle (hamstring)
QB Robert Griffin III (knee)
LB Brian Orakpo (thigh)
S Brandon Meriweather (knee)
WR Donte Stallworth (hamstring)
LB Jeremy Kimbrough (shoulder)
LB Roddrick Muckelroy (shoulder)
CB Josh Wilson (shoulder)
CB Ryan Mouton (hamstring)
TE Emmanuel Ogbuehi (ankle)
LB Nick Barnett (knee)
S Phillip Thomas (lisfranc)
LB Keenan Robinson (pectoral)
The @steelers non-dress list for tonight: VanDyke, Allen, Redman, Stephens-Howling, Spence, Sylvester, Cheadle, Miller, Johnson, Spaeth
— Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) August 19, 2013