Rudolph is no longer in the NFL's concussion protocol, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports. With Rudolph having been cleared by an independent neurologist, the QB will be able to work fully after the Steelers' Week 7 bye. In his looming return to action as a starter, Rudolph will face the 0-5 Dolphins. Meanwhile, Devlin Hodges is slated to resume working in a backup capacity.
Coach Mike Tomlin said Rudolph (concussion) would be a full participant if the Steelers were practicing Wednesday, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports. Rudolph is still in the concussion protocol, but he's apparently made enough progress to resume full participation in practice. It's a strong sign he'll be ready to play after a Week 7 bye, with the Steelers hosting the Dolphins in a Monday night game Week 8.
Rudolph still is in the concussion protocol as of Tuesday evening, Mark Kaboly of The Athletic reports. With the Steelers on bye and not taking the field again until Monday, Oct. 28 against the Dolphins, there isn't much urgency for Rudolph to get over his concussion, at least not yet. On Monday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reported that Rudolph is aiming to be cleared by the team the Steelers reconvene next week, so plenty of time remains to get through all five steps of the protocol. During his sole absence this past Sunday against the Chargers, Devlin Hodges led the team to a 24-17 victory, completing 15 of 20 passes for 132 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
Rudolph (concussion) is eyeing a return to action in the Steelers' Week 8 game against the Dolphins on Oct. 28, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. Though Rudolph sat out Sunday's 24-17 win over the Chargers, the second-year signal-caller has been progressing quicker than expected after he was hospitalized following a helmet-to-helmet hit one week earlier in a loss to Baltimore. Rudolph resumed practicing on a limited basis last week and looks like he could be ready to advance to full-contact work -- if not clear the five-step concussion protocol entirely -- when the Steelers reconvene following a Week 7 bye. Undrafted rookie Devlin Hodges drew the start against the Chargers and completed 15 of 20 attempts for 132 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the outing, but that probably won't be enough to keep him atop the depth chart if Rudolph is given the green light to play Week 8.
Rudolph (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday night's game against the Chargers, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports. Rudolph was able to practice in a limited fashion this past week, but with a Week 7 bye on tap, the team will play it safe with him and start Devlin Hodges at QB on Sunday.
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