Geathers was placed on season-ending injured reserve in August, four months after signing a one-year contract with the Steelers. Pittsburgh had previously signed Geathers to a one-year contract in 2014 following an injury to Brett Keisel, but he was a game-day inactive for each of the five (4 regular season and 1 postseason) games he was on the Steelers roster. An unrestricted free agent, Geathers' future with the Steelers is uncertain.
The Steelers have placed veteran defensive end Clifton Geathers on the reserve/injured list with an undisclosed physical problem. He will not return this year. The journeyman played in six games for Washington last season.
The Steelers have announced they have re-signed defensive end Clifton Geathers, per Adam Caplan of ESPN on Wednesday. Geathers, 27, played three of his nine games last season with the Steelers. He totaled four tackles in 2014.
The Steelers have listed the following players as inactive for Saturday's game against the Ravens: quarterback Landry Jones, wide receiver Lance Moore, cornerback Ike Taylor, running back Le'Veon Bell, defensive end Clifton Geathers, guard Chris Hubbard and tight end Michael Palmer.
The Steelers have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday night's Week 17 showdown with the Bengals: cornerback Ike Taylor (shoulder, forearm), safety Troy Polamalu (knee), tight end Michael Palmer (groin), quarterback Landry Jones, wide receiver Justin Brown, defensive end Clifton Geathers and guard Chris Hubbard. Taylor, Polamalu and Palmer were all listed as questionable to play Sunday but none of the three will be available for the regular-season finale. The three players listed as probable to play in Week 17 are all active, including tackle Kelvin Beachum (back), tight end Matt Spaeth (elbow) and linebacker Vince Williams (ankle). Pittsburgh is a 3 1/2-point favorite at home against Cincinnati.