Dulac explains that this is why the Steelers opted to keep eight defensive linemen on their roster.
Tuitt has yet to practice this year due to a knee injury.
This would cost Tuitt at least the first three games of the regular season before he could be designated to return.
Tuitt, 28, is a former second-round pick of the Steelers back in 2014. He’s in the fifth year of a six-year, $61 million contract that included an $11 million signing bonus.
The Steelers recently converted $7.925 million of Tuitt’s 2021 base salary into a signing bonus, which created $6.34 million of available cap space for Pittsburgh.
In 2020, Tuitt appeared in 15 games for the Steelers and recorded 45 tackles, 11 sacks, two forced fumbles and three pass deflections.