Pittsburgh activated Leal (knee) from its injured reserve list Saturday ahead of Sunday's game at Atlanta, Chris Halicke of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Analysis: After missing the Steelers' last six games recovering from an ankle injury, Leal appears poised to return to action in Week 13 at the Falcons. The rookie third-rounder should fill a rotational role on the defensive line against a run-heavy Atlanta offense.
Dec 3, 2022 12:41 PM EST
The Steelers designated Leal (knee) to return from injured reserve Wednesday, Teresa Varley of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Leal was placed on IR with a knee injury ahead of Pittsburgh's Week 6 win over Tampa Bay. Now, the rookie defensive lineman will have a 21-day window to practice and be restored to the active roster, or else he'll revert to season-ending injured reserve. Leal recorded nine tackles and three passes defended in a rotational role over the first five games of the season, and his earliest opportunity to play will come Sunday against the Bengals.
Nov 16, 2022 8:42 PM EST
Leal (knee) was placed on the injured reserve list Saturday.
Analysis: After being ruled out of Sunday's matchup against the Bucs due to a knee injury, the Steelers have now placed him on the IR list. Through his first five games on his rookie season Leal has logged nine tackles and three pass breakups. Isaiahh Loudermilk could take over Leal's defensive end duties Sunday.
Oct 16, 2022 7:40 AM EST
Leal (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's matchup against Tampa Bay, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.
Analysis: Leal has been active for each of the first five games of his rookie season, and he's served as a rotational player along the defensive line. He's tallied nine total tackles with three passes defended. Isaiahh Loudermilk -- regularly a healthy scratch -- could suit up to fill in for Leal's absence.
Oct 14, 2022 9:13 PM EST
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