TE Vance McDonald among inactives for Steelers game against Bengals
Tight end Vance McDonald, who missed the entire week of practice with a shoulder injury, will not play for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals.
McDonald was one of seven players listed as inactive for the AFC North game between the division’s two winless teams. Also inactive for the Steelers are fullback Roosevelt Nix, outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo, guard Fred Johnson, tackle Chuks Okorafor, defensive end Isaiah Buggs and inside linebacker Vince Williams.
With McDonald out, the Steelers will dress two tight ends for the prime-time game: Nick Vannett, acquired earlier in the week from Seattle, and rookie fifth-round pick Zach Gentry.
Wide receiver Donte Moncrief, who was inactive last week at San Francisco, is on the active roster.
Inactive for the Bengals are defensive end Carl Lawson, defensive end Kerry Wynn, defensive tackle Ryan Glasgow, running back Trayveon Williams, tackle Cordy Glenn, wide receiver A.J. Green and quarterback Jake Dolegala.
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