Vance McDonald, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Vince Williams all active for Steelers vs. Ravens
Veterans Vance McDonald and Vince Williams return to the Pittsburgh Steelers lineup for Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens after missing recent games because of injury.
Tight end McDonald sat out last week’s win against Cincinnati because of a shoulder injury suffered in the previous game at San Francisco. Inside linebacker Williams left the Week 2 loss to Seattle because of a hamstring injury and had not played since.
Inactives for the Steelers are as WR Moncrief, FB Nix, OLB Chickillo, G Fred Johnson, OT Okorafor, TE Gentry, DE Buggs
— Joe Rutter (@tribjoerutter) October 6, 2019
McDonald, Williams and receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster all were listed as questionable on the league-mandated injury report the Steelers released Friday. All will play against the Ravens; Smith-Schuster missed Wednesday and Thursday practices because of a recurring toe injury.
The returns of McDonald and Williams to the 46-man gameday roster relegated veteran receiver Donte Moncrief and rookie tight end Zach Gentry back onto the inactive list. They were joined as healthy scratches by rookie guard Fred Johnson, offensive tackle Chuks Okorafor and rookie defensive lineman Isaiah Buggs.
Special teamers Roosevelt Nix (knee) and Anthony Chickillo (foot) had previously been announced as missing Sunday’s game because of longer-term injuries.
Chris Adamski is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chris by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .