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Gameday inactives for Browns vs. Steelers Wild Card matchup

We discuss the gameday inactives for the Browns and Steelers and their impact in the Wild Card round of the 2021 NFL Playoffs.

Cornerback Denzel Ward #21 of the Cleveland Browns lines up prior to the snap during the first half against the Philadelphia Eagles at FirstEnergy Stadium on November 22, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

The Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers square off to close out Wild Card weekend, with kickoff scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET. In the meantime, we have the inactives reports for both teams.

Cleveland Browns inactives

WR Marvin Hall, CB Brian Allen, S Jovante Moffatt, S Tedric Thompson, T Alex Taylor, WR Ja’Marcus Bradley, DE Joe Jackson

The impact

The biggest news is that the team will be without offensive guard Joel Bitonio, wide receiver KhaDarel Hodge, and cornerbacks Denzel Ward and Kevin Johnson due to COVID-19. All four remain on the team’s reserve/COVID list due to positive tests. Robert Jackson will start at cornerback in place of Denzel Ward and Michael Dunn will start at left guard in place of Joel Bitonio.

Pittsburgh Steelers inactives

QB Josh Dobbs, Antoine Brooks Jr., RB Anthony McFarland, LB Jayrone Elliott, OGDanny Isidora, DE Isaiah Buggs

The impact

The Steelers had nobody on their final injury report, but it’s worth noting JuJu Smith-Schuster was a DNP one day this week due to a knee injury and Chris Boswell was limited with a groin injury.