Kevin Dotson The ankle injury will leave him for at least the next three weeks. NS Steelsmith‘the left guard started to be substituted injured on Saturday, as Dotson picked up an injury in last Sunday’s game against Lion. Backup / Protection Center JC Hassenauer fit to replace Dotson in the starting lineup on Sunday night when the Steelers visited Charger.. Dotson started each of Pittsburgh’s first nine games of the season after making four appearances during his rookie season.
In a corresponding move, the Steelers have emphasized the safety of veterans Karl Joseph, who appeared in just one game this season after signing for Pittsburgh on September 1. A 16th overall pick in the 2016 draft, Joseph spent his four seasons with Raiders before spending last season with Brown. In 64 career games, Joseph has 303 tackles (11 losses), 5 interceptions, 19 tackles, 1 forced fumble and 5 clumsy recoveries. In his only season at Cleveland, Joseph scored 67 tackles with one interception and two clumsy recalls in 14 games.
Joseph’s addition to the 53-man roster gives the Steelers more depth to a secondary team that won’t have the All-Pro free safety feature Minkah Fitzpatrick on Sunday. Fitzpatrick is currently on the COVID-19 list. The Steelers won’t start coming back either Joe Haden, who is treating a leg wound.
Pittsburgh’s defense will face a Chargers attack featuring midfield Justin Herbert, run again Austin Ekeler and recipients Keenan Allen and Mike Williams. The Steelers offense will have to face the defense of the dead Chargers last in NFL against running away.
https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/steelers-place-kevin-dotson-on-injured-reserve-promote-former-first-round-pick-karl-joseph/ Steelers place Kevin Dotson on injured reserve, promoting former first-round pick Karl Joseph