Steelers Week 1 Inactives Include Good News And A Few Surprises

The Pittsburgh Steelers inactive list for their season opener against the Tennessee Titans included a few surprises as well as some good news.

Fullback Will Johnson, who has been battling a hamstring injury that he suffered in the preseason finale, is active for the game and that’s certainly great news.

As far as surprises go, Cody Wallace, who the Steelers signed following their final roster cuts, is inactive today, so that means Kelvin Beachum will be the backup center in the season opener. While Beachum did work a lot during the offseason at center, he did not play many snaps over the ball during the preseason.

Rookie linebacker Vince Williams is also inactive for the season opener, so that means Kion Wilson will more than likely be the first linebacker off the bench should something happen to either Lawrence Timmons or Larry Foote. Also dressed for the game is rookie undrafted free agent Terence Garvin, who undoubtedly will be asked to help out on special teams.

Speaking of special teams, defensive back Antwon Blake, who the Steelers claimed off waivers from the Jacksonville Jaguars following the cut downs, is inactive Sunday.

  • dgh57

    Hope Pouncey doesn’t get hurt as we may be in trouble if he is, as Beachum doesn’t have much experience at the Center position!

    Nice to see Will Johnson will be able to go today!

  • Shannon Stephenson

    My only thought on Blake not dressing is that he isn’t up to speed on the ST not sure what else it could be.

  • Christopher Wilkes


  • Christopher Wilkes

    Great call on keeping Redman over Dwyer. He learn that spin move from Mendenhall?

  • Mkeller

    My only thought is I bet that had a real backup center right now. What was decastro thinking?

  • dgh57

    Has any team ever got off to a 4 to 0 lead with 2 safeties to start a game before? I have never heard of it before!

    UPDATE: Nevermind

  • george

    # 1 question answered ,

    Steelers O line experiment , is a failure. It is going to be a long season

  • walter mason


  • walter mason


  • Eric

    re you a psychic? Hope for a win next week

  • dgh57

    What’s with this psychic crap? I didn’t say he was going to get hurt I said HOPE he doesn’t get hurt. Big difference! I always hope for a win every game! Now as for this jinx thing(something of which I don’t believe in) everyone knew about how thin we were with the depth on the OL and were hoping for the same thing: no injuries.