South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday)

Steelers activateDE­Tuitt


The Steelers will have another starter eligible to play Monday against the Washington Football Team. Defensive end Stephon Tuitt was activated Saturday from the reserve/ covid-19 list. Tuitt was placed on the list Nov. 27, and he missed the Steelers’ 19-14 victory against the Ravens. Tuitt is having his best NFL season. Before he was placed on the reserve/covid list, he had a career-high seven sacks, which ranked third on the team and is his best output since he had 6.5 in 2015. . He wasseconda­mongSteele­rs players with 18 quarterbac­k hits. He also forced two fumbles. Tuitt’s pass rushing abilities will help make up for the loss of Bud Dupree, who suffered a season-ending torn ACL in the fourth quarter Wednesday against Baltimore. Dupree ranked second on the team with eight sacks. The Steelers still have three players on the reserve/covid-19 list: starting running back James Conner, centerMaur­kice Pouncey and backup tackle Jerald Hawkins. Chris Wormley started inTuitt’s place against theRavens, recordedtw­o tackles and played 25 snaps.

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