The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Tuesday that they’ve placed QB Mason Rudolph on injured reserve and promoted C J.C. Hassenauer to their active roster.
Rudolph was expected to miss Pittsburgh’s Week 17 game against the Ravens with a shoulder injury.
Steelers UDFA QB Devlin Hodges will start again for Pittsburgh.
Hodges was benched for Rudolph during the Steelers’ Week 16 loss to the Jets before going back in the game after Rudolph was hurt.
Rudolph, 24, is a former third-round pick of the Steelers back in 2018. He’s currently in the second year of his four-year, $3,921,866 contract and stands to make base salaries of $658,267 and $836,554 over the next two years of the deal.
In 2019, Rudolph appeared in 10 games for the Steelers and thrown for 1,765 yards while completing 62.2 percent of his passes to go along with 13 touchdowns and nine interceptions.