Steelers Inactives Include Rookie, Offensive Tackle

This morning the Pittsburgh Steelers released their list of inactive players for this afternoon’s game against the Houston Texans.

QB Josh Dobbs
LB Ulysees Gilbert III
TE Zach Gentry
OT Derwin Gray
DT Carlos Davis (rookie)

That means the starting right guard David DeCastro is ready to go this week, a welcome development for head coach Mike Tomlin & Co.

“He has been practicing,” said offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner, referring to DeCastro. “I know from a communication standpoint, his personality, how hard he has worked to put himself in position to get back, it would be awesome. Nothing against young (Kevin) Dotson last week. I thought he played well for his first opportunity to play. But you are talking about an All-Pro type player. So, yes, I have a smile on my face.”

As for this week’s starting offensive line, the expectation is that the following five players will start:

LT Alejandro Villanueva
LG Matt Feiler
C Maurkice Pouncey
RG David DeCastro
RT Chuks Okorafor

The Steelers go into the game with only two active quarterbacks, starter Ben Roethlisberger and backup Mason Rudolph.

Houston Texans Inactives

As for the five inactive players for the Houston Texans, the list is headlined by running back Duke Johnson.

The other five inactives are:
CB Cornell Armstrong
OLB Jonathan Greenard
LB Peter Kalambayi
OT Charlie Heck
DT Ross Blacklock

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Dwayne Johnson backs Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in first ever presidential endorsement: ‘Best choice to lead our country’

The 2020 presidential election is heating up, and Dwayne Johnson is picking sides. On Sunday, the actor and former pro wrestler made what he called his “first ever (public) presidential endorsement” by announcing his support for former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris. The pair will challenge President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on Election Day, Nov. 3.

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Carson Wentz Mimicks Cowboys QB in Pre-Game Warmups [WATCH]

Carson Wentz appears to be channeling his inner … Dak Prescott? Wonders never cease.

NBC10’s John Clark captured video of the Eagles quarterback going through his pre-game warmups and noticed Wentz was paying tribute to Prescott’s infamous “hip whip” routine. The Cowboys quarterback was hilariously mocked on social media when he was first seen doing it last November but many flocked to his defense.

Former Eagles legend Donovan McNabb took to Twitter to say he often used the drill during his playing days, as did Saints signal-caller Drew Brees. The origins of the routine date back two decades, per The Athletic.

“It’s hilarious to me that people think this video is worthy of jokes,” McNabb tweeted out last year. “If you know about playing the position you would understand using your base and foundation is vital to your success as a passer. There’s a reason why his numbers are around the top.”

Carson Wentz doing the
Dak Dance in warmups#Eagles

— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) September 27, 2020

Meanwhile, Wentz has come under fire for playing tight and not moving around in the pocket enough. He seems to be at his best when he’s on the run and extending plays with his legs after the protection breaks down. One main problem, according to Doug Pederson, is they haven’t been in good down and distance to do that.

“I would love to have Carson out of the pocket more,” Pederson said. “He is dynamic outside of the pocket, great vision and all that. But again, we’ve got to do a better job on first down in order for a lot of those plays to take place. Utilizing an out-of-the-pocket throw, a movement-type throw, when it’s second and 13, I don’t know, maybe it works, maybe it doesn’t. But I think you have to push the ball differently down the field, drop back, play-action, whatever it might be, screen.”

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French President Macron Says Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko ‘Must Go’

(PARIS) — France is stepping up the pressure on Belarus’ longtime leader Alexander Lukashenko, with President Emmanuel Macron telling a prominent French weekly that “Lukashenko must go.”

The European Union said Thursday it does not recognize Lukashenko as president of Belarus because of large-scale protests by Belarusians who question the results of last month’s presidential election that Lukashenko claims he overwhelmingly won. Opposition members and some poll workers in Belarus say the vote was rigged.

Ahead of a trip Monday to Lithuania and Latvia, Macron was quoted in Sunday’s Journal du Dimanche newspaper as saying “it’s clear that Lukashenko must go.”

“What’s happening in Belarus is a crisis of power, an authoritarian power that can’t manage to accept the logic of democracy and is clinging on by force,” the newspaper quotes Macron as saying.

In a speech Saturday to the virtual U.N. General Assembly, Belarus’ foreign minister warned Western nations against interfering or imposing sanctions over the country’s disputed presidential election and the government’s violent crackdown on protesters.

Thousands of Belarusian citizens have taken part in huge rallies since the Aug. 9 election, which they say was rigged in favor of Lukashenko, who has been in power for 26 years and just took a secretive oath of office for a new term.

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Source:: Time – World


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