Getty ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on November 15 that Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth is leaning toward playing in Week 11.
Tight end Pat Freiermuth has missed the last five games, but his return for the Pittsburgh Steelers appears to be getting closer.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on November 15 that the Steelers are opening the tight end’s 21-day training window. With this decision, the team has three weeks to add Freiermuth to the 53-man squad.
However, he is expected to make his full return much sooner. Schefter also tweeted that Freiermuth tended to dress up in Week 11 against the Cleveland Browns.
“Steelers open 21-day practice window for TE Pat Freiermuth and he plans to play against Browns on Sunday, according to sources,” Schefter wrote on X (formerly Twitter).
The Steelers are opening the 21-day practice window for TE Pat Freiermuth and he plans to play against the Browns on Sunday, according to sources.
– Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 15, 2023
This positive news came a day after Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin shared an optimistic update on the tight end during a press conference with reporters.
“We’ll watch him throughout the week and look at the quality and amount of work he’s doing and how he’s feeling and look at that as a deciding factor,” Tomlin said on Nov. 14. “But be comfortable with its potential availability.”
The Steelers went 4-1 this season without Freiermuth. But his presence on offense was sorely missed.
In 16 games last season, Freiermuth had 63 receptions, 732 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Dave Holcomb is a sports reporter who covers the Pittsburgh Steelers and Detroit Lions for Heavy.com. Originally from Pittsburgh, Holcomb has covered college and professional sports for media outlets such as Fansided, Rotowire and Yardbarker. More about Dave Holcomb
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