Kenny Pickett Beaver County Times

As the Pittsburgh Steelers look to get back in the win column this week on Thursday Night Football against the Tennessee Titans, there have been questions about quarterback Kenny PIckett’s status for the game.

Pickett left Pittsburgh’s 20-10 loss to Jacksonville in the final seconds of the first half with a rib injury after taking a hard hit from Jaguars defensive end Adam Gotsis.

The injury, combined with it being a short week, led some to believe Pickett may not be able to suit up for the Steelers Thursday evening, with Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin calling him a “game-time decision” during Monday’s media availability.

“His ability to throw, his level of comfort, his effectiveness, etc., and let that be our guide in terms of determining his availability,” Tomlin said.

On Tuesday, however, Pickett gave an update on his status, saying “I’m playing for sure. Obviously, it’ll be better in a couple of days, but it’s still early.”

In seven games this season, Pickett has gone 122-for-200 with five touchdown passes and four interceptions. While these numbers don’t jump off the page, Pittsburgh’s wide receiving core and offensive coordinator Matt Canada have left a lot to be desired, as well. His season-best performance came in Pittsburgh’s Week 3 23-18 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders when he went 16-for-28 for 235 passing yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions.