Friday update: Freiermuth was removed from the injury report and will play as usual. Get him in you fantasy lineups for this week.
Thursday update: Freiermuth was once again a full participant, which puts him on track to play on Sunday.
Wednesday update: Freiermuth was a full participant at practice on Wednesday, which is great news for his availability this week.
Pat Freiermuth a full participant today. Still needs to get through concussion protocol, but a full practice today is a good nearly final step. pic.twitter.com/Ws2f3Vh8Fs— Dale Lolley (@dlolley_pgh) December 1, 2021
Tuesday update: Freiermuth is officially in the concussion protocol, per Andrew Siciliano. This indicates he was dealing with concussion symptoms on Sunday and is working through them. The Steelers play this Sunday against the Ravens.
The Pittsburgh Steelers were embarrassed by the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 12, and there may be some injury to go with the insult. Pittsburgh TE Pat Freiermuth, who caught a touchdown pass late in the team’s 41-10 loss, is being evaluated for a concussion.
Pat Freiermuth is being evaluated for a concussion— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) November 28, 2021
Freiermuth has been one of the most productive rookies this season, putting up great numbers at the tight end position. With Eric Ebron heading to IR, Freiermuth has broken out as Ben Roethlisberger’s most reliable player over the last six weeks. The Steelers are still in the thick of the AFC playoff race and will need the big tight end down the stretch of the season.
Hopefully, Freiermuth will be able to clear concussion protocol for the team’s contest next week against the Baltimore Ravens. If he cannot go, Zach Gentry would be the next man up at the tight end spot in Pittsburgh. He could be worth a waiver wire look depending on Freiermuth’s progress.