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Miles Killebrew Could Play A Big Role In Minkah's Absence

So far this season, veteran safety Miles Killebrew has proven his value on special teams, with few opportunities on defense.

This past Sunday, against the Detroit Lions, Killebrew played in a season high 11 defensive snaps, 17 in total this season. With All-Pro safety Minkah Fitzpatrick currently on the Reserve/COVID-19 List, Killebrew could see his snap numbers dramatically increase on Sunday night against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Alongside rookie defensive back Tre Norwood, Killebrew will likely be tasked with contributing at safety in his absence. At 6'2 and 222 pounds, Killebrew has proven through his career the ability to play in the box if needed.

Since coming out of Utah State in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, Killebrew has been primarily a special teams player. In 2017, Killebrew played a career high 353 defensive snaps, where he registered 38 tackles, one of them for loss, and an interception.

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense will need a collective effort in neutralizing the Chargers talent receivers. Killebrew may have his opportunity he has been waiting to make an impact in a different way.

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