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Eric Ebron activated from COVID-19 list for Wild Card round

The Steelers will get their TE1 back for the playoffs.

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Eric Ebron (85) runs after a catch on his way to scoring a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh won 28-24.  Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers will get their starting tight end Eric Ebron back from the COVID-19 list, per ESPN’s Kimberly Martin. Ebron missed their Week 17 game against the Browns, but will return for their Wild Card matchup.

Ebron was a non-factor in the Steelers first matchup with Cleveland, catching just two of four targets for nine yards in Week 6, but that game was very much a blowout, with Pittsburgh winning 38-7.

The Steelers starting tight end has been his usual inconsistent self, as he’s shown good upside, but poor hands all season. Overall, he caught 56-of-91 targets for 558 yards and five touchdowns. He ranked fourth on the team in receiving yards, receptions, touchdowns and targets.

The Steelers will likely remain pass-happy in the playoffs, so Ebron has upside, but with a high of 68 yards in a game, his upside will likely rely on him getting into the end zone.