One former SEC player is returning just in time to fill in for another as the Pittsburgh Steelers continue their playoff push.
Cam Sutton, the franchise’s third-round pick in this year’s draft, has been activated from the injured reserve/designated for return list on Tuesday.
The news comes on the heels of the Steelers losing former Florida CB Joe Haden to a fractured fibula that will keep him out of action for 3-6 weeks. Haden’s injury occurred in a 20-17 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Nov. 12.
Sutton’s activation came on the day of the deadline to activate players from the DFR list, and he would’ve been shut down for the season had Pittsburgh not decided to make him eligible for this Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers.
The four-year starter at Tennessee has yet to see action in an NFL game after hurting his hamstring in training camp, but he has been practicing for several weeks.
Sutton is taking the roster spot of offensive lineman Marcus Gilbert, a former Gator who received a four-game suspension after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.