Steelers to start undrafted rookie QB Devlin Hodges vs. Chargers

Steelers to start undrafted rookie QB Devlin Hodges vs. Chargers

Quarterback Mason Rudolph was able to return to limited participation in practice for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Wednesday just days after sustaining a concussion against the Baltimore Ravens.

Mason Rudolph has been ruled out of the Pittsburgh Steelers' Sunday night matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers, the team announced on Friday.

Rudolph was knocked unconscious in Week 5 and had to be helped off the field.

If Rudolph remains sidelined Sunday, Hodges will get his first National Football League start after making his first appearance in relief of Rudolph last week.

"Let me be clear because I didn't really know what you guys were talking about when you asked me after the game", Tomlin began Tuesday. Hodges, a champion duck caller in his downtime, completed 7 of 9 passes for 68 yards and scrambled once for 21 yards after coming in for Rudolph. "I like his "Steady Eddie" attitude and approach to it".

"It's just insane. It's a insane process", Hodges said earlier this week, per Jim Wexell of 247Sports. "I think that is an asset to him and us in the present circumstance". Hodges is an undrafted rookie out of Samford who was waived by Pittsburgh after training camp. Paxton Lynch, signed to the practice squad last month, is the only other quarterback with the team after the Steelers released Taryn Christion on Monday.

Henry suffered a tibia plateau fracture in his left knee in the Chargers' Week 1 win over the Indianapolis Colts and has been sidelined ever since. "We drafted him to be a running back and he will get an opportunity to get more exposure there because of the injury to Jaylen and I am sure he will be excited about it".



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