3 defensive starters OUT for Sunday in Cleveland

Injury report includes better news on offense

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) – Steelers will have a new look secondary again on Sunday. Not only is safety Minkah Fitzpatrick (hamstring) out, but so is safety Keanu Neal (ribs) for the matchup at Cleveland on Sunday.

Neal was injured late in the game against the Packers, while Fitzpatrick has been out since early in the Jacksonville game. Also out for Sunday is defensive tackle Montravius Adams, who had started every game before suffering an ankle injury in the win over Tennessee.

Tight end Pat Freiermuth says he feels good, has been full in practice the last two days and is listed as questionable. The team would still need to add him to the active roster.

Safety Trenton Thompson has said he will start in Cleveland, he’s still on the practice squad and would need to be elevated. Linebacker Mykal Walker is also on the practice squad and would need to be added as well. He could be straight signed to the 53-man roster.

Defensive lineman Cam Heyward returned to full practice on Friday and is cleared to play. Wide receiver Diontae Johnson missed practice on Wednesday with a thumb injury, but went full the last two days and is cleared to play.

KDKA-TV has the Steelers-Browns Sunday at 1p.

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