Tuitt (elbow) doesn't appear on the final injury report in advance of Sunday's AFC divisional-round game against the Jaguars.
Tuitt injured his right elbow during Wednesday's practice and was subsequently held out of Thursday's session. However, he returned as a full participant Friday and is now fully on track to suit up for Sunday's game.
Tuitt apparently sustained an elbow injury at Wednesday's practice and was officially listed as a limited participant. The injury puts the 24-year-old's status for Sunday's divisional-round matchup with the Jaguars in serious doubt, which would be a significant loss for the Steelers defense. Thursday and Friday's practice sessions should provide a better idea of Tuitt's potential availability for this weekend.
Tuitt, who recorded five tackles (three solo) in the Week 17 win over the Browns, finished the 2017 season with 25 tackles (19 solo), including three sacks and a forced fumble in 12 games.
Back troubles cost Tuitt some playing time this season, resulting in his playing the least games in his four-year career, and recording his fewest tackles and sacks since his rookie season. Still, the former second round draft pick has 13.5 sacks in the past three years, and is a fixture of Pittsburgh's revitalized defense that led the league in sacks with 56. They'll host Jacksonville, which allowed the third fewest sacks this season, in the AFC divisional round.
Tuitt (illness) was a full participant in practice Thursday.
Tuitt missed practice Wednesday due to illness, but it appears the defensive end has shaken the bug. Barring any major setbacks, expect the defensive end to be out on the field come Sunday.
The Steelers may limit Tuitt's workload this week while he recovers from the illness, but the team hasn't suggested that he's in serious danger of missing Sunday's game against the Patriots. Tuitt has recorded 18 tackles and two sacks across nine appearances this season.
|3||9/24/18||@ TB||8:15 pm|
|6||10/14/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 7|
|9||11/4/18||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|11||11/18/18||@ JAC||8:20 pm|
|12||11/25/18||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ OAK||8:20 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ NO||4:25 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|