Grimble missed Week 17 against Cleveland due to a rib injury, but his absence from the passing game against Miami was more likely the result of the offense running on every two-of-three plays (66 percent). Playing 12 games in his rookie season, Grimble totaled 11 receptions on 21 targets for 118 yards and two touchdowns.
Grimble (ribs) will play in Sunday's wild-card playoff game against the Dolphins, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Grimble didn't play in the regular season finale versus the Browns after injuring his ribs in the week prior against the Ravens. He caught a 20-yard touchdown in that game against Baltimore, though, and could make for a sneaky, low-cost fantasy play this weekend if starter Ladarius Green (concussion) doesn't clear concussion protocol in time.
Grimble (ribs) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Browns.
Though Ladarius Green (concussion) is out Sunday, Grimble remains a speculative play in Week 17, with Jesse James also in the team's TE mix.
Grimble was limited in all three of the Steelers' practices during the week, so the team may wait until Sunday before determining his status. Even with Ladarius Green (concussion) already ruled out for the regular-season finale, Grimble is a speculative play in Week 17, with Jesse James also in the team's TE mix.
Grimble (ribs) was limited at practice Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Grimble's only catch in Week 16's win over the Ravens was a 20-yard TD, but he'll remain a speculative play in Week 17, even if the tight end does end up with added opportunities in the event that Steelers elect to rest some of their more high-profile pass catchers Sunday against the Browns.
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