Steelers defense, Sam Bradford, Vikings’ secondary lead late inactive stories


Things just keep getting worse for the Steelers' defense. Aaron Smith's trip to the injured reserve last this week punctuates the already graphic losses of OLB James Harrison and NT Casey Hampton.

Sam Bradford is one of six quarterbacks who started last week and will not do so this week, and the Vikings are in especially bad shape. Cornerback Chris Cook is out after his arrest for domestic assault, and Antoine Winfield is out for the third straight week with a neck injury. Not a good time to be facing Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.

Here are all the late-game inactives; thanks as always to Brian McIntyre at Mac's Football Blog.

Pittsburgh Steelers at Arizona Cardinals

Pittsburgh: QB Dennis Dixon, RB Jonathan Dwyer, C/G Doug Legursky, DT Casey Hampton, NT Chris Hoke, LB James Harrison, LB Jason Worilds

Arizona: QB Richard Bartel, RB Chester Taylor, TE Todd Heap, TE Jim Dray, T D'Anthony Batiste, DE Ronald Talley, S Kerry Rhodes

Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders

Kansas City: QB Ricky Stanzi, WR Jeremy Horne, WR Jerheme Urban, T Steve Maneri, NT Jerrell Powe, DE Brandon Bair, S Reshard Langford

Oakland: QB Jason Campbell, FB Marcel Reece, WR Chaz Schilens, G Bruce Campbell, CB Chimdi Chekwa, CB Chris Johnson, K Sebastian Janikowski

St. Louis Rams at Dallas Cowboys

St. Louis: QB Sam Bradford, RB Jerious Norwood, WR Brandon Gibson, TE Stephen Spach, DE C.J. Ah You, LB Ben Leber, CB Brian Jackson

Dallas: QB Stephen McGee, RB Felix Jones, G Derrick Dockery, G David Arkin, G Daniel Loper, DE Jason Hatcher, K David Buehler

Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings

Green Bay: T Chad Clifton, G Ray Dominguez, DE Mike Neal, LB Jamari Lattimore, LB Robert Francois, LB Frank Zombo, CB Sam Shields

Minnesota: WR Bernard Berrian, T DeMarcus Love, C John Sullivan, DE D'Aundre Reed, CB Chris Cook, CB Antoine Winfield, S Jamarca Sanford

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