LB Thomas inactive as Steelers-Broncos prepare to play under sunny skies
DENVER – A blizzard that passed through the Rocky Mountains and dropped snow on Denver earlier in the weekend isn’t expected to resurface when the Pittsburgh Steelers face the Denver Broncos on Sunday afternoon.
Temperates will be in the 40s and the game will be played under sunny skies when the 7-2-1 Steelers look to extend their winning streak to seven games. The Broncos, riding a 4-6 record, represent the second consecutive road test for the Steelers.
Tackle Matt Feiler, who was limited in practice Thursday and Friday because of a pectoral injury, is on the 53-man roster for the 4:25 p.m. game. That’s an indication that Feiler will make another start in place of Marcus Gilbert, who remains out with a knee injury. Rookie Chuks Okorafor is the other option at tackle.
New to the inactives list in inside linebacker Matthew Thomas. He was active for the first 10 games and contributed one tackle in limited playing time while also getting regular snaps on special teams.
Cornerback Brian Allen is active in place of Thomas. Allen, who began the year on the practice squad, is on the 53-man roster for the third time this season.
The other inactives are quarterback Mason Rudolph, wide receiver Justin Hunter, safety Marcus Allen, tackle Zach Banner, defensive end Stephon Tuitt and Gilbert.
Gilbert will miss his fifth consecutive game and Tuitt his second.
Cornerback Bradley Roby is active for the Broncos. He had missed practice during the week because of concussion symptoms. Inactive for Denver are safeties Shamarko Thomas and Dymonte Thomas, linebackers Brandon Marshall and Alexander Johnson, defensive end DeMarcus Walker, and guards Sam Jones and Nico Falah.
Joe Rutter is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Joe at [email protected] or via Twitter @tribjoerutter.