Steelers Get NT Steve McLendon Back For Dolphins Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers won’t have the services of defensive end Brett Keisel on Sunday for their home game against the Miami Dolphins, but they will get back an important member of the defensive line.

Nose tackle Steve McLendon, who sat out the Thanksgiving night game against the Baltimore Ravens with a left ankle injury suffered back in Week 12 against the Cleveland Browns, is active and expected to play.

McLendon was listed as questionable on the Friday injury report after only being able to practice one day on a limited basis.

As far as other notable inactives, as expected, tackle Kelvin Beachum will miss the Sunday game against the Dolphins with a knee sprain suffered late in the loss to the Ravens. Beachum will be replaced in the starting lineup by Mike Adams, who will be making his first start at his old spot since being benched following the Week 4 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Tight end Matt Spaeth, who was activated from the designated to return injured reserve list on Saturday, is also active for the Dolphins game and expected to see action. Also active is linebacker LaMarr Woodley, who has missed the last three games with a calf injury. Woodley is expected to have his snap count monitored, however.

  • Matt Manzo

    Thank God! I didn’t want to go w/out Steve! I have to miss this game cuz were gettin our Xmas tree; I’m gonna try and not see the score all day and then watch it tonight with Replay! I hate it! Good luck guys! Let’s kick some dolphin tale! (Thought I’d try out one of those stupid puns, and then point out that I did!)

  • RW

    Hope they start Gilbert at LT and Adams at RT.

  • Jason

    They won’t

  • Jason

    You’re a better man than me. That xmas tree would have to wait.

  • Riverstko

    A NT thats too small !