LB - Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Alex Highsmith has cleared the league's concussion protocol and is expected to play in Week 15.
Highsmith suffered the concussion during the team's Week 14 TNF contest, and a week later he was removed from the protocol. He was originally listed as questionable and is now set to play in Week 15 against the Indianapolis Colts. He has 49 tackles, six sacks and two forced fumbles in 13 games this season.
Pittsburgh Steelers edge rusher Alex Highsmith has entered the league's concussion protocol following Thursday night's matchup with the New England Patriots.
Highsmith was not able to finish the TNF contest after he left prematurely in the first half and was ruled out with a head/neck injury. Now the 26-year-old pass-rusher will go through the NFL's protocol. Because they played on Thursday, Highsmith has extra time to be able to possibly play in Week 15. In 13 games, Highsmith has 49 tackles and six sacks.
Alex Highsmith and the Steelers have agreed to a four-year, $68M extension.
Highsmith is coming off a season where he logged 14.5 sacks. The 25-year-old also tallied 38 solo tackles and five forced fumbles in 2022. Pittsburgh retains a key piece of their defense for the foreseeable future with this move.
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Alex Highsmith recorded one sack, one assist, and a tackle during Thursday's win over the Cowboys.
Highsmith shined as the best Steelers defender on Thursday. The veteran linebacker recorded an amazing spin move sack over the Cowboys left tackle. With the Steelers letting go of Bud Dupree in free agency, Highsmith could be asked to fill the role of Dupree as a pass rusher. He is someone to monitor for IDP fantasy leagues.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have selected outside linebacker Alex Highsmith with the No. 102 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
This was only Pittsburgh's second pick of the draft after taking wideout Chase Claypool earlier Friday night. The Steelers already had an impressive defense last year and Highsmith will only help improve this unit.