Steelers Might Have To Promote LB Kion Wilson On Saturday

With inside linebacker Terence Garvin now ruled out for the Sunday game at Heinz Field against the Cleveland Browns, the Pittsburgh Steelers might have to consider promoting linebacker Kion Wilson from the practice squad to the 53 man roster on Saturday.

Not only is Garvin out, but starting outside linebacker Jason Worilds is also questionable for the game with an abdominal injury suffered last week against the Green Bay Packers. Worilds is expected to give it a go, however.

The Steelers will also get outside linebacker Jarvis Jones back this week, but with Chris Carter and Stevenson Sylvester both expected to see playing time at outside linebacker during the game, Wilson will likely be needed to play on special teams in addition to backing up both Lawrence Timmons and Vince Williams at the inside linebacker positions.

If Wilson is indeed promoted on Saturday, the Steelers will of course need to make a corresponding move in order to open a spot for him on the roster. With the team still mathematically alive for the playoffs heading into the Sunday’s game, it is doubtful that Garvin will be placed on injured reserve unless his injury is expected to keep him sidelined for several weeks.

The Steelers could choose to waive offensive lineman David Snow in order to make room for Garvin. Snow has yet to dress for a game since he was signed, so waiving him would make sense.

  • Elijah Stevenson

    If worilds can’t play I guess jj and Timmons will need to step up Cameron Hayward can help Keisal a little bit since he’s coming back

  • steeltown

    I think you’re right, with Sly possibly needed at OLB they may need Wilson for depth inside in addition to special teams.. OL Snow would be my candidate as well

  • dgh57

    I agree about Wilson and hopefully we’ll see Sly before Carter!

  • Don2727

    Not sure..I looked on the official website and its not updated..They still have Long listed there and only six guys total.

  • Don2727


  • SteelersDepot

    Kion Wilson

    Bryant Browning

    Chris Hubbard

    Ross Ventrone

    Hall Davis

    Justin Brown

    Kashif Moore

    Alvester Alexander

  • Jacob Dixon

    The steelers could also snag Alan Baxter from another teams practice squad

  • DrakePirate

    Dreaming …. for some reason or another they have already decided to part ways permanently with Baxter … really curious about that one ??

  • Jacob Dixon

    When I posted it I knew it was a little far fetched

  • joed32

    He had a good quarter against a bunch of other guys who weren’t going to make it either.

  • steeltown

    Ventrone! Aha ok thanks