Thad Lewis will make his first career start on Sunday against the Steelers. Pat Shurmur declared Brandon Weeden and Colt McCoy both out for the game with shoulder injuries. Both went down in the loss in Denver.
Lewis has been with the organization for two years, he spent most of this season on the practice squad. He also was with the St. Louis Rams when Shurmur was the Offensive Coordinator there. The former Duke Blue Devil knows the offense, but has never been a position to execute it. He'll get his first chance Sunday at 1:00 in Pittsburgh.