Chickillo, Burnett active for Steelers on Sunday against Oakland Raiders
OAKLAND, Calif. – The Pittsburgh Steelers will have most of their backups healthy when they play the Oakland Raiders this afternoon at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
Linebacker Anthony Chickillo (ankle) and strong safety Morgan Burnett (back) are on the active roster. Burnett missed the game last Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers along with dime cornerback Cameron Sutton.
Chickillo missed practice Wednesday and Thursday but returned to the field Friday. With Chickillo declared healthy, rookie outside linebacker Ola Adeniyi is inactive.
With running back James Conner sitting out his first game with an ankle sprain, the Steelers will have Stevan Ridley, Jaylen Samuels and former practice squad player Trey Edmunds on the active roster.
Matt Feiler will start again in place of Marcus Gilbert at right tackle. Gilbert missed his seventh consecutive game.
Along with Conner, Gilbert and Adeniyi, the Steelers also have deactivated safety Marcus Allen, quarterback Mason Rudolph, tackle Zach Banner and defensive lineman L.T. Walton.
Allen was active for the first time this season last Sunday against the Chargers.
The Raiders inactives are running back C.J. Anderson, wide receiver Keon Hatcher, defensive tackle Maurice Hurst, cornerback Montrel Meander, tackle Justin Murray, guard/tackle Kelechi Osemele and linebacker Kyle Wilbert.