Steelers rule out Mason Rudolph, Devlin Hodges to start on Sunday

Noah Strackbein

Despite practicing all week, Mason Rudolph has been ruled out for Sunday's game. Rudolph is still in concussion protocol after being knocked unconscious from a hit by Earl Thomas in Week 5. 

Which means it's Devlin Hodges time in Pittsburgh. Hodges stepped in last week after Rudolph was hit. The rookie went 7-9 for 68 yards, and led the Steelers to a touchdown in his opening drive. 

Hodges went undrafted in April and failed to make the Steelers' 53-man roster to start the season. He re-signed to their practice squad after they traded Josh Dobbs. Now, he's the starting quarterback in Pittsburgh. 

The confidence seems to be high surrounding this Samford alum. The Steelers travel to Los Angeles to play the Chargers on Sunday night.