Alualu (shoulder) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports. Alualu received a doubtful designation Friday so this news was expected. He played 29 defensive snaps in Week 1 versus the Browns, and his absence will leave a large workload for starter Stephon Tuitt.
Alualu (shoulder) has been deemed doubtful for Sunday's matchup with the Chiefs. Alualu was able to practice in limited fashion both Thursday and Friday after sitting out Wednesday, but he will need to show some big improvements if he hopes to suit up Sunday. Leterrius Walton and Daniel McCullers will be the only available depth defensive lineman should he ultimately sit out.
Alualu (shoulder) did not participate in Wednesday's practice. Alualu came away from Sunday's season opener with an unspecified shoulder injury, and his absence from Wednesday's practice isn't a good sign. It's still premature to rule him out for Week 2, though the defensive end is best considered questionable at this juncture.
Alualu (shoulder) may not participate in Wednesday's practice, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports. Alualu should be considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. He's expected to serve as Stephon Tuitt's backup, but Pittsburgh may ask reserve left defensive end Leterrius Walton to play an increased rotational role if Alualu misses any time.
Alualu, who recorded eight tackles (six solo), including two sacks in Sunday's win over the Browns, finishes up the 2017 season with 39 tackles (25 solo), including four sacks in 16 games. Starting for Cam Heyward (inactive, coach's decision), Alualu got to DeShone Kizer on Cleveland's first offensive possession of the game and was a dominant force on defense the entire game. Pittsburgh recorded six sacks, giving them 56 on the season, only the third time they've notched 50 or more sacks in the past 16 years (2002, 2008).
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