The team cut Hodges on Sunday as a result of the move. Rudolph and Dobbs will now back up Big Ben. The Steelers drafted Dobbs in the fourth round of the 2017 draft and he saw action in five 2018 games. He was traded to the Jags after Nick Foles hurt his shoulder last year.
Hodges will get the start with Paxton Lynch the backup in Week 17. It's a big game for Pittsburgh who is still alive for a playoff berth. They need to beat the Ravens, who are resting most of their players, and also need a Titans loss.
HC Mike Tomlin didn't offer any other specifics about the injuries. But the reporter added Rudolph was in clear pain, wincing with every step as he walked and moved gingerly in the locker room. Heading into Week 17 it looks like Hodges could be back at QB with Snell and Samuels getting the work at RB.
Mike Tomlin confirmed the undrafted rookie’s status as the starter in his press conference Tuesday.
Hodges threw four interceptions in Pittsburgh’s 17-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. The story said Hodges’ receivers consistently backed him to start Week 16, however. If the Steelers win their final two games they will secure the final Wild Card spot, despite beginning the season 0-3, rostering five different quarterbacks and playing three different signal callers on the campaign, the story went on to say.