Safety Minkah Fitzpatrick will begin the practice week in concussion protocol, coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday at his weekly press conference.
Fitzpatrick played all 72 defensive snaps — the only Steelers player on defense to do so — against Cleveland but was evaluated for concussion symptoms after the game.
Second-year defensive back Tre Norwood is listed as Fitzpatrick’s backup, but Tomlin said it’s premature for the Steelers to think the All-Pro free safety won’t return in time to play Sunday against the New York Jets.
Ahkello Witherspoon left in the second half with a hamstring injury and was replaced at outside cornerback by Levi Wallace. Tomlin said the injury “could very well limit him” in practice this week.
Left guard Kevin Dotson is dealing with an ankle injury, and punter Pressley Harvin III detailed hip discomfort after the game.
Jordan Berry is back for another stint with the Steelers.
The 31-year-old punter was signed to the practice squad, his return coinciding with Harvin’s hip injury.
Montravius Adams, signed last season off the New Orleans Saints practice squad, has moved past Tyson Alualu on the depth chart