Chickillo continues to develop in Pittsburgh's organization, and he recorded 24 tackles along with 1.5 sacks last season. He's not in play for a starting role behind T.J. Watt and Bud Dupree in the depth chart, but he'll continue to contribute in a reserve role with special-teams upside.
Chickillo recorded three tackles (two solo) including a half sack during Sunday's 16-13 win over Cincinnati.
He finishes his fourth season with Pittsburgh with 24 tackles including 1.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries in 16 games. Chickillo has missed only one game over the past three seasons and is a solid performer on special teams while providing linebacker depth on defense. He is an unrestricted free agent heading in to the 2019 season.
Chickillo was able to fully practice Friday after having been held out to begin the week, and he could be a game-time decision for Sunday's tilt against the Raiders. The rotational linebacker has yet to miss a game this season.
Chickillo (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Chris Adamski of triblive.com reports.
Chickillo suffered an ankle injury during Sunday's loss to the Chargers, and he hasn't returned to practice since. If the rotational linebacker were to miss any time, L.J. Fort, Tyler Matakevich and Olasunkanmi Adeniyi could all be in line for an uptick in snaps against the Raiders in Week 14.
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