At least 3 Steelers Starters Will Sit Out Sunday vs the Browns

By Matt Kleinfelter
Dec. 29, 2016

With the AFC North already clinched and the 3 seed in the playoffs secured, the Steelers plan on resting LeVeon Bell, Antonio Brown and Ben Roethlisberger for Sunday's tilt with the Cleveland Browns.  Coming off a huge win against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday's game cannot affect the Steelers playoff positioning so it makes sense to sit their star players.  In total, the Steelers can make 7 players inactive so look for other players on the team to sit as well.  Most notable would be Center Maurkice Pouncey or linebacker Ryan Shazier.  Heading into the playoffs healthy will be something the Steelers were not able to do last year so giving guys as much rest as possible is crucial to the teams potential run to the Super Bowl.  Although sitting starters will make the already boring matchup with the Browns tougher to watch, it will be good to see what Landry Jones can do with the offense and also see if DeAngelo Williams is healthy and ready to contribute in the postseason.  We will try and keep you posted with updates on who will sit out Sundays action with the Browns.