The Denver Broncos and Pittsburgh Steelers are set to face off in the AFC Divisional Playoffs. We will take a look at who will be inactive for today’s game.
The stage is set. We are almost there. The Broncos and Steelers are set to face off for the chance to play the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game.
With this being a playoff game, Gary Kubiak had to make some tough choices when it came to seven players that would be scratched from this big game.
The only player that had less than a probable chance of playing in the game was quarterback Brock Osweiler. However, Kubiak did state on Friday that he should be ready to go if needed.
With that being said, let us take a look at the inactive list. For the remainder of the playoffs, we will take a look at both team’s inactive list. So, first we start with the Steelers.
QB Michael Vick
RB DeAngelo Williams
WR Antonio Brown
OT Byron Stingly
DE L.T. Walton
CB Doran Grant
FB Will Johnson
As I wrote on Saturday and reported by ESPN, Ben Roethlisberger will be active and start in this game. A big surprise is that Michael Vick is inactive for this game. This means that Landry Jones will be the only backup for this game.
It was reported on Friday that DeAngelo Williams and Antonio Brown would be out, so this is no surprise. The rest of the inactives for the Steelers are more likely healthy scratches.
Now for the Denver Broncos inactive list.
QB Trevor Siemian
DB Shilo Keo
DB Lorenzo Doss
RB Juwan Thompson
OL Sam Brenner
OL Robert Myers Jr.
DT Darius Kilgo
For the Broncos, Brock Osweiler will be active and ready in case he is called upon. This is the reason behind the Trevor Siemian being on the inactive list. This means that Kubiak thinks Osweiler is healthy enough after practicing on Friday.
The remainder of the inactives on this list are healthy scratches. But one name that does surprise me a bit is Juwan Thompson. This means that C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman are the only two running backs for today’s game. This could also be because Kubiak wants more offensive linemen active. Or it could have been a tough choice with the entire roster healthy.
This is perhaps the healthiest the Broncos have been all season long. I look forward to a great game. The Broncos and Steelers kick off at 4:40 PM EST/2:40 PM MST. Be loud Broncos Country and let’s do this thing! Go Broncos!