- Scott Brown, ESPN Pittsburgh Steelers reporter
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PITTSBURGH -- From the what-was-I-thinking file, of course running back Felix Jones is playing Saturday night.
The guy has less than a week to make the team, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to give him a look as a kickoff returner as well as as a running back against Kansas City.
Tight end David Johnson will play, less than a week after the Steelers activated the fifth-year veteran from the physically unable to perform list. Cornerback Cortez Allen also will play after missing last Monday night’s game with a sprained ankle.
Allen will open the regular season as the starting cornerback opposite Ike Taylor, assuming he doesn’t have any setbacks. Johnson missed last season with a torn ACL, and the Steelers are likely to ease him back into action. His return is a welcome development for a team that will open the season without its top two tight ends, Heath Miller (knee) and Matt Spaeth (Lisfranc sprain).