Steelers vs. Lions, 4:30 p.m.

It’s game day as the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2022 preseason, with the Detroit Lions visiting Acrisure Stadium this afternoon.

Mitch Trubisky will once again start at quarterback for the Steelers, followed by Kenny Pickett and Mason Rudolph in that order. Najee Harris will make his preseason debut and Cam Heyward expects to play after missing last week with an ankle injury.

The Steelers will face the Lions for the third time in a year, as Detroit came to Heinz Field for a preseason game last August 21 and then again for a regular season contest on November 14. The Steelers won in the preseason, but tied in the regular season.


Preseason Week 3, Pittsburgh Steelers (2-0) vs. Detroit Lions (1-1)
Sunday, August 28, 2022, 4:30 p.m.
Acrisure Stadium, Pittsburgh (68,400, grass)

Television: KDKA-TV Pittsburgh (Bob Pompeani, Charlie Batch, Missi Matthews), CBS National (Greg Gumble, Charles Robinson, Evan Washburn)
Radio: Steelers Radio Network, 102.5 WDVE-FM (Bill Hillgrove, Craig Wolfley, Max Starks)

NS Coverage: Alan Saunders, Nick Farabaugh, Ed Thompson
Provide: Sunny, 89 degrees, SSW wind 7 mph
Line: Steelers -6.5, over/under 38.5 FanDuel Promo


Mike Tomlin said the Steelers’ starting battles will continue through the end of the preseason, so we’ll know after Sunday who the team’s starter will be at quarterback (Trubisky, Pickett, Rudolph), guard left (Kendrick Green, Kevin Dotson) and inside linebacker (Devin Bush, Rob Spillane).

NFL teams are due to reduce their rosters from 80 players to 53 on Tuesday, so for many players this will be the end of their 2022 journey.


The Steelers claimed safety Elijah Riley (37) from New York Jets waivers, signed tackle Adrian Ealy (72) and released safety Donovan Stiner, outside linebacker Genard Avery, receiver Christian Blake, running back ball Mateo Durant, quarterback Chris Oladokun, kicker Nick Sciba and tackle Jordan Tucker.

The team released running back Master Teague III and outside linebacker Tuzar Skipper from the injured reserve list.


DL Isaiahh Loudermilk (side), DT Montravius ​​Adams (ankle), WR Calvin Austin III (foot sprain) and NB Arthur Maulet (hamstring) have all said they won’t play.

OLB Alex Highsmith (ribs) is doubtful to play.

The status of OT Joe Haeg (concussion protocol and OT Chuks Okorafor (undisclosed) is unknown.

ILB Marcus Allen (hamstring) and FB Derek Watt (shoulder) are likely to play.

Cam Sutton will move to the slot corner again to replace Maulet, with Levi Wallace replacing on the outside. Hamilcar Rashed Jr. and Derek Tuszka are in line to replace Highsmith. Trent Scott will replace the right tackle if Haeg and Okorafor don’t play.


Jared Goff will not play for the Lions, with Tim Boyle starting and David Blough following as the Lions search for a replacement quarterback.

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