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Steelers Get Good News On Quarterback Kenny Pickett This Friday

Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett

The Pittsburgh Steelers got good news on the health of rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett on Friday.

In the process, they cleared up any question about who will start at quarterback when they face the Miami Dolphins on Sunday Night Football.

NFL Network's Ian Rapaport reported Friday that Pickett has cleared the NFL's concussion protocol, making him available to play Sunday. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said earlier in the week that Pickett would start if deemed healthy enough to play.

"#Steelers QB Kenny Pickett has cleared concussion protocol and will play Sunday. So have TE Pat Freiermuth and CB Levi Wallace." -- Ian Rapaport

Pickett left in the third quarter of the Steelers' win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week due to the concussion. Mitchell Trubisky, who Pickett overtook as the team's starting quarterback two weeks prior, played well in relief, completing nine of 12 passes for 144 yards and a touchdown.

But the Steelers are sticking with their first-round draft pick. Pickett has completed 66.2 percent of his passes and has thrown one touchdown and four interceptions in his first three NFL games.

The Steelers' passing attack will also get another weapon back in tight end Pat Freiermuth. Freiermuth missed last week's game with a concussion, but he has been cleared for Sunday night as well.