The Los Angeles Chargers and Pittsburgh Steelers kick off in about an hour, and we now know who will be active for tonight’s game. Almost unbelievably, the list of players who will be active includes tight end Hunter Henry. This is big news for an offense that has struggled to reach the heights it did a year ago.
As usual, Easton Stick and Cortez Broughton will be inactive. Michael Badgley still is not ready to return. Justin Jackson, Nasir Adderley, and Melvin Ingram are all going to miss another game. And Andre Patton after being downgraded to doubtful yesterday will officially miss tonight’s game.
On the Pittsburgh side of things, the players they will be missing are the ones we expected. That they were expected to miss the game makes their absence no less damaging to their chances. Without Mason Rudolph, James Washington, and Jaylen Samuels, their offense is incredibly shorthanded. For once, the injuries in a matchup actually favor the Chargers this year.