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Minkah Fitzpatrick to miss Sunday’s game for Steelers with injury

Minkah Fitzpatrick throws hands in the air
Kyle Terada - USA Today Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without one of its defensive leaders Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.

According to a report from NFL.com, Minkah Fitzpatrick will be out of Sunday’s matchup with appendicitis.

The former first-round pick of the 2018 NFL Draft has been a leader for the Steelers since arriving in September 2019 in a trade from the Miami Dolphins. Fitzpatrick is second for total tackles (45) this season and has a team-high three interceptions. He has defended six passes, including an interception returned for a touchdown. Fitzpatrick has 13 career picks with the Steelers.

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He came to the University of Alabama in 2015 as a five-star recruit from New Jersey.

Fitzpatrick assisted Alabama’s defense to two College Football Playoff National Championships in 2015 and 2017.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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