Tuitt (elbow) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.
Tuitt suffered a hyperextended right elbow in last Thursday's win over the Panthers and did not practice this week, despite his initial expectation to play at Jacksonville. Tyson Alualu should slot into the starting spot at right defensive end for the Steelers.
Tuitt was able to suit up against the Panthers in Week 10 despite his lingering elbow issue, but does not appear to have fully recovered from the injury. The starting defensive end's status for Sunday's tilt against the Jaguars seems to be in question, and if Tuitt is unable to play, expect Tyson Alualu to receive an increased defensive workload.
Tuitt (elbow) noted that he hyper-extended his right elbow in last Thursday's win over Carolina but expects to play Sunday against the Jaguars, Gerry Dulac of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Tuitt suffered the injury when teammate Terrell Edmunds ran into his arm, however the defensive end was able to finish the contest. Tuitt underwent an MRI on Tuesday and could see a limited workload in practice this week if the Steelers decide to exercise caution. However, his expectation of suiting up Sunday is a favorable sign.
Tuitt had just one tackle (solo) for a sack during Sunday's 23-16 win over Baltimore.
After failing to record a sack in his first five games this season, Tuitt has had one in each of his last three games. He'll look to keep that streak alive in Week 10 against the Panthers. Although a fixture on the preseason schedule, Pittsburgh has not faced Carolina in a regular-season game since 2014.
Tuitt totaled seven tackles (three solo) including a sack during Sunday's 33-18 win over Cleveland.
The fifth-year defensive end only has 22 tackles and two sacks on the season but has recorded 12 of those tackles and both sacks in the past two weeks. He'll look to add to that total in Week 9 against Baltimore.
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