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L.J. Fort, Darrius Heyward-Bey to return Sunday for Steelers; Xavier Grimble cleared, too

November 15, 2018

Three veteran reserves were cleared to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

Linebacker L.J. Fort, receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey and tight end Xavier Grimble emerged unscathed from a practice week in which each was listed on the injury report. All three will play when the Steelers host the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field.

Fort had missed the Steelers’ previous game because of an ankle injury, and Heyward-Bey had missed the past two games because of an ankle injury. Fort was a full participant in each of the Steelers’ three practices this week; Heyward-Bey was on Thursday and Friday after being limited Wednesday.

Grimble was limited on Wednesday because of a concussion, but he was cleared for full practice Thursday and Friday. Grimble was part of a season-high 27 plays in the Steelers’ most recent game; he had two of his three catches this season in that win at Cincinnati.

Fort and Heyward-Bey are “core four” special teams performers, although each contributes some at times on offense and defense.

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