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Steelers linebacker James Harrison active, guard B.J. Finney to start for game against Chiefs

Joe Rutter
| Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, 3:12 p.m.
Steelers linebacker James Harrison has played only four defensive snaps in two regular-season games. He didn't play Sunday in the win over Minnesota.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Steelers linebacker James Harrison has played only four defensive snaps in two regular-season games. He didn't play Sunday in the win over Minnesota.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – As promised, outside linebacker James Harrison was in uniform Sunday for the Steelers' game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Inactive the last two weeks, Harrison was on the 46-man game day roster following the admission of defensive coordinator Keith Butler earlier in the week that the 39-year-old linebacker would be in uniform.

Harrison has enjoyed success against Chiefs tackle Eric Fisher, most recently drawing a holding penalty that negated a tying two-point conversion in the Steelers' 18-16 victory in January in the AFC divisional playoff round.

Harrison's return to the game day roster came at the expense of linebacker Arthur Moats, who was one of seven players inactive. Also not playing was guard Ramon Foster.

With Foster sitting out because of a back injury, B.J. Finney started at left guard. Foster missed two games last season, with Finney serving as his replacement.

The other inactive players were third quarterback Joshua Dobbs, wide receiver Justin Hunter, tackle Jerald Hawkins, tight end Xavier Grimble and nose tackle Daniel McCullers.

Wide receiver Eli Rogers also was active. He sat the past two games while Hunter dressed against the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars.

Grimble was inactive for the first time this season. Rookie cornerback Brian Allen, a special teams contributor, was in uniform.

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