NFL Nation: Cody Wallace
Starks had recovered a Ben Roethlisberger fumble and Wallace engaged in the kind of activity that frequently happens at the bottom of piles. But his transgression happened in full view, and a video of it went viral.
It cost Wallace $7,875 for unnecessary roughness, and a late hit near the end of the game cost the fourth-year veteran $10,000.
A couple of other Steelers tidbits:
- PolamaluTroy Polamalu might not have the best hair in the Steelers' locker room anymore. Or even in the defensive backs’ meeting room. The Steelers signed safety Ross Ventrone to their practice squad, and Ventrone rivals Polamalu in one area: he has a healthy head of hair, and his locks flow out of the back of his helmet. Ventrone was with the Steelers during training camp and preseason practice. He is a local product, having played his high school ball at Chartiers Valley in suburban Pittsburgh.Ventrone
- Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been named the team’s Walter Payton Man of the Year. The award, named after the late, great Chicago Bears running back, recognizes excellence both on and off the field, and there is one winner from every team. The overall winner will be announced before the Super Bowl in February. Roethlisberger, who became the Steelers’ all-time leader in touchdown passes last Sunday (213) is active in a number of different charities. His eponymous foundation has donated grants to police and fire departments that exceed $1 million. Roethlisberger is also active in Make-A-Wish of Greater Pennsylvania, and his foundation recently donated $30,000 to the organization.
Woodley has missed the past three games, and his anticipated return will allow the Steelers to start him opposite Jason Worilds, who leads the team with six sacks. Woodley has said he will start at left outside linebacker even though Worilds has shined there in his absence.
Bell still has to pass league-mandated concussion tests before he is cleared to return to action.
Unless he suffers a setback Bell will run behind an offensive line that will have its sixth different starting combination this season.
Cody Wallace will make his first career start at center while Mike Adams is likely to start at left tackle with Kelvin Beachum (knee) doubtful to play against the Dolphins.
Adams, who started the first four games at left tackle before losing the job, has been dealing with an ankle injury but he is listed as probable for Sunday.
Nose tackle Steve McLendon (ankle) is questionable for Sunday. Defensive end Brett Keisel (foot) had been ruled out earlier this week for the game.
Ben Roethlisberger did the same a day later.
And the Steelers quarterback relayed an illuminating story of what happened when he conducted something of a background check on Cody Wallace, who will make his first NFL start Sunday against the visiting Miami Dolphins.
Roethlisberger did some early homework on Wallace on the plane ride home from Baltimore last week, shortly after he learned that starting center Fernando Velasco had been lost for the rest of the season because of a ruptured Achilles tendon.
“I checked with the other linemen, asked them what they think about Cody, does he know [the offense]? And every single person said the same thing: ‘He's a really smart player, there will be no issue, he'll be good to go,'” Roethlisberger said on Wednesday. “When I've talked to him I've had that same confidence in him that he'll be ready to rock with it.”
He better be.
The Steelers don't have time for the 6-foot-4, 300-pound Wallace to get up to speed, given their precarious situation.
They need to win out to extend their season beyond December -- Roethlisberger said he is treating every game now like a playoff contest -- and their ability to run the no-huddle offense effectively will go a long way toward the Steelers running the table.
As banged-up as the Steelers' offensive line is, one thing that doesn't appear to be a concern is how the middle of it will fare with Wallace.
“He's prepared for this week in and week out whether he's been starting or not,” left guard Ramon Foster said. “His time has come right now. He knows everything that's going on. He'll just have to get the game speed down if anything.”
Wallace said he is confident his conditioning level is such that he will be able to handle playing an entire game. The fourth-year veteran is also comfortable working with Roethlisberger, and the biggest thing for those two this week is making sure they get the snap exchange down.
“He walks into our [meeting] room from time to time and bounces some things off of us to make sure it all sounds good to us so we are all on the same page,” Wallace said. “I think I will be fine out there.”
So does Tomlin.
“I have no problem in expecting Cody Wallace to play winning football for us at the center position,” the seventh-year coach said, “because he's going to practice and prepare all week.”
Defensive end Brett Keisel isn’t expected to play Sunday, and the Steelers could also be missing left tackle Kelvin Beachum and right guard David DeCastro because of knee and ankle injuries, respectively.
The Steelers are optimistic that running back Le’Veon Bell will be able to play despite sustaining a concussion from a nasty goal-line collision last Thursday night in Baltimore. Bell did some running on Monday and Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said the rookie is on track to practice at some point this week.
“Thus far it’s been very positive with him, which is good,” Tomlin said Tuesday at his weekly news conference. “We’ll continue to march him back to health and make sure he goes through the necessary checkpoints to return.”
Bell has to pass a battery of tests throughout the week before he is cleared to play against the Dolphins.
Tomlin all but ruled out Keisel, who lasted just a handful of snaps last Thursday night before the plantar fasciitis that has plagued the 12th-year veteran sidelined hm.
“He had a step backwards, obviously, when he returned to action and I think he’ll be out this week,” Tomlin said.
Tomlin said Beachum and DeCastro are questionable for Sunday.
Outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley (calf), nose tackle Steve McLendon (ankle) and offensive tackle Mike Adams (ankle) are at least expected to practice on a limited basis this week with an eye toward playing against the Dolphins.
In other injury news, center Fernando Velasco had surgery last Saturday to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon. Velasco had been one of the Steelers’ most unsung players as he helped stabilize the offensive line after the loss of Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey to a torn ACL in the season opener.
Cody Wallace takes over for Velasco at center, and he will make his first NFL start on Sunday.
“I can’t say enough about what he’s done for us and the manner in which he’s done it,” Tomlin said of Velasco.
Whoever gets the bulk of the carries against the visiting Dolphins will run behind an offensive line that has been scrambled by more injuries.
The Steelers are already on their third center with Cody Wallace taking over for Fernando Velasco, who suffered a season-ending Achilles. They will also start their third different left tackle this season if Beachum is unable to play Sunday.
The Steelers will start their sixth different offensive line combination in the 1 p.m. game against the Dolphins.
“I’ve never seen anything like this,” Whimper said of the injuries that have decimated the Steelers’ offensive line. “This is crazy. It’s another obstacle we can get over, but we’ve just got to stick together as a unit.”
Whimper has started a game each at both guard positions and also played right tackle. The eighth-year veteran is in line to start against the Dolphins if Beachum and offensive tackle Mike Adams (ankle) are unable to play
Beachum and Adams, along with starting right guard David DeCastro (ankle) were among the four offensive linemen who left last Thursday night’s game with injuries.
“This year’s been kind of unusual in that way,” Wallace said of the injuries, “but we’ve had guys that have stepped in and done a good job of filling those roles.”
Wallace hopes to do the same when he makes his first career NFL start, and he won’t be the only lineman who benefits from the extra day of practice the Steelers get this week since they played last Thursday.
Center Eric Olsen, who signed with the Steelers to provide depth, practiced with the Steelers on Monday. Olsen spent Thanksgiving with his family, and the Steelers called him late Friday morning.
By the afternoon he was on a plane to Pittsburgh, and Olsen has since been in cramming mode as the third-year veteran learns a new offense.
“They’re trying to ease me in and come up for air so to speak.” Olsen said. “Luckily for me football’s football, so it’s coming along. I’m going to catch up as fast as I can.”
ESPN’s playoff machine offers all kinds of postseason permutations based on different criteria, but for the Steelers, the only realistic way they play beyond December is if they win their final four games, starting Sunday against the visiting Dolphins.
Here are 10 things that have to happen for the Steelers to win their final four games and make the playoffs.
Overcome another offensive line injury: The Steelers can’t expect to be as fortunate as they were when Pro Bowler Maurkice Pouncey went down in the opener with a season-ending injury and Fernando Velasco stabilized the center position not long after signing with the team. Cody Wallace is next up with Velasco (foot) lost for the season, and he cannot be a liability or the line’s play will again become an issue despite the strides it made this season.
Get LaMarr Woodley back on the field: The highest-paid defensive player in team history has missed the past three games because of a nagging calf injury, and it is imperative that the Steelers get their two best pass-rushers playing together. Jason Worilds is in the midst of a breakout season and having Woodley opposite him for the majority of snaps would go a long way toward the Steelers putting more pressure on opposing quarterbacks.
Win the turnover battle, particularly against the Bengals and Packers: The Steelers are plus-eight in turnover differential in their five wins and minus-12 in seven losses. Their two toughest remaining opponents, at least on paper, are the Bengals, who visit Heinz Field on Dec. 15, and the Packers, assuming Aaron Rodgers has returned from a broken collarbone for a Dec. 22 game at Lambeau Field. The Steelers cannot give either team extra possessions or short fields.
Le’Veon Bell stays on track: A brutal goal-line collision with Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith left Bell concussed, and the Steelers have to hope there aren’t any lingering physical and psychological effects from that injury. The Steelers have leaned heavily on Bell since the fourth game of the season, and he has given them a credible running game while also helping out in the passing game.
Get some help with their archrival: The Ravens are a game ahead of the Steelers, and they have a better conference record. Their standing is all the reason more why a 3-1 finish and 8-8 overall record probably won’t be enough for the Steelers to finish ahead of the Ravens for the second wild-card berth in the AFC. The Ravens finish with a home game against the Patriots, sandwiched by trips to Detroit and Cincinnati, so a 2-2 finish for Baltimore is certainly within reason.
Stop the run: The Steelers have given up an average of 84.4 rushing yards in their five wins and an average of 137 rushing yards in their seven losses. The good thing for the Steelers is the only likely 1,000-yard rusher they will face down the stretch is Packers rookie Eddie Lacy.
Continue to use the no-huddle offense extensively: The Steelers might well be 6-6 with a season sweep of the Ravens had they not waited until the second half to use the no-huddle extensively last Thursday. Three of four games at home will make it easier to run the up-tempo attack, but Wallace won’t have nearly the command of the offense as Velasco did given how little he has played and the limited practice repetitions he has gotten with the first-team offense.
Defensive backs holds up: Nowhere has the Steelers' defense shown its age more than in the secondary. They have given up seven pass plays of at least 50 yards this season, and 12th-year cornerback Ike Taylor has struggled to shadow opponents’ No. 1 receiver in the past three games. The Steelers don’t need their defensive backs to be opportunistic down the stretch as much as they need them to keep pass plays in front of them and force teams to try to score on extended drives.
Stay focused on task at hand: This is probably the easiest for the Steelers to accomplish since the tunnel vision they embraced after starting 0-4 and 2-6 helped them dig out of both holes. They haven’t looked ahead or at what is going on around them, and the veterans in the locker room have really cemented that mindset. There is no need for the Steelers to get away from that -- and I don’t expect them to -- as they try to win their final four games.
Let’s take a look at my best guess as to how the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 53-man roster will shape up:
Quarterbacks (3): Josh Freeman, Mike Glennon and Dan Orlovsky
Analysis: A rough outing by Glennon in the preseason finale might have convinced the Bucs it’s best to keep Orlovsky around.
Running backs and fullbacks (5): Doug Martin, Brian Leonard, Mike James, Peyton Hillis and Erik Lorig
Analysis: Hillis is very much on the bubble. The fact he doesn't play special teams could hurt him. But he also could stick around because he has the size to be a backup for Lorig at fullback and could be a valuable short-yardage rusher.
Tight ends (3): Luke Stocker, Tom Crabtree and Nate Byham
Analysis: The Bucs may have to keep Danny Noble if Crabtree’s ankle injury is going to keep him out for an extended period.
Wide receivers (5): Vincent Jackson, Mike Williams, Kevin Ogletree, Tiquan Underwood and Eric Page
Analysis: Page has emerged as the return man and that should earn him the final roster spot.
Offensive line (9): Davin Joseph, Carl Nicks, Donald Penn, Demar Dotson, Jeremy Zuttah, Gabe Carimi, Ted Larsen, Jamon Meredith and Cody Wallace
Analysis: The Bucs could carry an extra lineman if it looks like Nicks will be out for an extended period.
Defensive line (10): Gerald McCoy, Akeem Spence, Adrian Clayborn, Daniel Te’o-Nesheim, Da’Quan Bowers, Gary Gibson, Trevor Scott, William Gholston, Steven Means and Derek Landri
Analysis: The last few spots are very competitive and the Bucs could look to bring in a defensive tackle from the waiver wire.
Linebackers (6): Lavonte David, Mason Foster, Dekoda Watson, Jonathan Casillas, Adam Hayward and Najee Goode
This position is pretty clear-cut unless the Bucs bring in someone off waivers.
Defensive backs (9): Darrelle Revis, Johnthan Banks, Dashon Goldson, Mark Barron, Leonard Johnson, Danny Gorrer, Michael Adams, Rashaan Melvin and Cody Grimm.
Analysis: Melvin and Grimm are very much on the bubble.
Specialists (3): Michael Koenen, Andrew Economos and Rian Lindell.
Analysis: Kicker Lawrence Tynes still is recovering from a staph infection and could end up on injured reserve.
That should help a run defense that has struggled in his absence. Receiver Julio Jones (ankle) and cornerback Asante Samuel (shoulder) had been listed as questionable, but they are active and expected to start.
The inactives for the Falcons are quarterback Dominique Davis, safety Charles Mitchell, receiver Tim Toone, offensive lineman Phillipkeith Manley, defensive end Lawrence Sidbury, defensive tackle Peria Jerry and offensive lineman Harland Gunn.
The inactives for the Bucs are cornerback Eric Wright, running back Michael Smith, safety Cody Grimm, linebacker Najee Goode, offensive lineman Cody Wallace, defensive tackle Matthew Masifilo and receiver David Douglas.
Running back Michael Smith, defensive back Keith Tandy, linebacker Jacob Cutrera, linebacker Najee Goode, offensive lineman Cody Wallace, receiver Chris Owusu and tight end Danny Noble are inactive.
1) I watched the offensive and defensive line one-on-ones from a tough angle.
- Chris Myers had a very good snap against Shaun Cody.
- Antonio Smith gained good ground on Wade Smith twice.
- Duane Brown fended off Bryan Braman twice.
- J.J. Watt got good push against Derek Newton, but Newton managed to stay between Watt and his target. Newton also watched Jesse Nading fly right past him.
- Mike Brisiel handled Tim Bulman, but Bulman had a good win against Cody Wallace.
- Connor Barwin went around Pete Hendrickson.
And the highlight for me: Brooks Reed vs. Eric Winston. Reed quickly got inside Winston on the first snap. Then he did it again though he had to go wider. And against Newton, he got steered out real wide, wide enough that he probably couldn’t have recovered to make a play.
Reed’s clearly super-fast off the edge. (Sidenote: He’s got relatively skinny legs. Calves anyway.) On the second snap against Winston, I wondered if he went wide enough that even a clean run might take him too long to get to the quarterback, allowing for the ball to come out. Still, forcing a quick pass with such pressure is a victory.
2) Brian Cushing, who’s been out of action for most of camp as he recovered from knee surgery, was part of team drills. In the very first snap of 11 vs. 11 work I saw, he edged up to the line and weaved his way through the middle very quickly and cleanly, slicing through the line in a way he would have had a pretty good shot at Matt Schaub in a live situation.
3) Schaub found Kevin Walter with a bomb up the right side that fell incomplete only because Kareem Jackson had a handful of Walter’s jersey to prevent him from catching up to it. Jackson made no real effort to hide the foul or recover from it.
4) Owen Daniels slipped open against what had to be a busted coverage for a big play. Reed let him go near the line of scrimmage and Glover Quin wasn’t in range. The culprit is likely unidentified.
5) Trindon Holliday had a nice little catch-and-run, but limped back and found a trainer.
6) Sherrick McManis intercepted Matt Leinart.
7) When I talked to the sidelined Ben Tate after the practice, he indicated that Steve Slaton now has a hamstring issue as well.
I've addressed the subject in depth across the division -- first May 26 and again July 30 -- and it's worth another look now that teams have reduced to 53 players for the regular season.
This time, I'm going to break down the changes by position, listing players no longer on the active roster at each main position group (with new players in parenthesis). Departures outnumber replacements because some players finished last season on injured reserve, meaning they were not part of the 53-man roster.
Some players no longer on the active roster remain with the team (they could be suspended, deemed physically unable to perform or part of the practice squad).
St. Louis Rams (34 off roster)
Defensive back: Eric Bassey, Quincy Butler, Danny Gorrer, Clinton Hart, Cordelius Parks, David Roach, Jonathan Wade (added Kevin Dockery, Jerome Murphy, Darian Stewart)
Defensive line: Victor Adeyanju, Adam Carriker, Leger Douzable, Leonard Little, LaJuan Ramsey, James Wyche (added Jermelle Cudjo, Fred Robbins, George Selvie, Eugene Sims)
Linebacker: K.C. Asiodu, Paris Lenon (added Na'il Diggs, Josh Hull)
Offensive line: Roger Allen, Alex Barron, Ryan McKee, Mark Setterstrom, Phillip Trautwein, Eric Young (added Renardo Foster, Hank Fraley, Rodger Saffold)
Quarterback: Kyle Boller, Marc Bulger, Keith Null, Mike Reilly (added Sam Bradford, A.J. Feeley, Thaddeus Lewis)
Running back: Samkon Gado, Chris Ogbonnaya (added Keith Toston)
Special teams: Ryan Neill
Tight end: Randy McMichael (added Mike Hoomanawanui, Fendi Onobun)
Wide receiver: Donnie Avery, Keenan Burton, Brooks Foster, Jordan Kent, Ruvell Martin (added Mark Clayton, Dominique Curry, Mardy Gilyard)
Seattle Seahawks (33 off roster)
Defensive back: Jamar Adams, Deon Grant, Ken Lucas, Josh Wilson (added Kam Chancellor, Kennard Cox, Nate Ness, Earl Thomas, Walter Thurmond)
Defensive line: Lawrence Jackson, Patrick Kerney, Cory Redding, Nick Reed, Darryl Tapp, Craig Terrill (added Kentwan Balmer, Raheem Brock, Chris Clemons, Dexter Davis, Junior Siavii, E.J. Wilson)
Linebacker: Leroy Hill, Lance Laury, D.D. Lewis (added Matt McCoy; note that Hill is suspended for the first regular-season game)
Offensive line: Trevor Canfield, Brandon Frye, Walter Jones, Damion McIntosh, Rob Sims, Steve Vallos, Ray Willis, Mansfield Wrotto (added Stacy Andrews, Evan Dietrich-Smith, Ben Hamilton, Russell Okung, Chester Pitts, Tyler Polumbus)
Quarterback: Mike Teel, Seneca Wallace (added Charlie Whitehurst)
Running back: Justin Griffith, Louis Rankin, Tyler Roehl, Owen Schmitt (added Quinton Ganther, Michael Robinson, Leon Washington)
Special teams: Kevin Houser, Jeff Robinson (added Clint Gresham)
Tight end: John Owens (added Chris Baker, Anthony McCoy)
Wide receiver: Nate Burleson, T.J. Houshmandzadeh (added Golden Tate, Mike Williams)
Arizona Cardinals (24 off roster)
Defensive backs: Ralph Brown, Bryant McFadden, Antrel Rolle (added A.J. Jefferson, Trumaine McBride, Brandon McDonald, Kerry Rhodes)
Defensive line: Jason Banks (added Dan Williams)
Linebacker: Monty Beisel, Bertrand Berry, Cody Brown, Karlos Dansby, Gerald Hayes, Chike Okeafor, Pago Togafau (added Paris Lenon, Cyril Obiozor, Joey Porter, Daryl Washington; Hayes can return from the physically unable to perform list after six games)
Offensive line: Mike Gandy, Herman Johnson, Reggie Wells (added Alan Faneca, Rex Hadnot)
Quarterback: Matt Leinart, Brian St. Pierre, Kurt Warner (added Derek Anderson, Max Hall, John Skelton)
Running back: Justin Green, Dan Kreider (added Jerome Johnson)
Special teams: Neil Rackers (added Jay Feely)
Tight end: Anthony Becht (added Jim Dray)
Wide receiver: Anquan Boldin, Sean Morey, Jerheme Urban (added Andre Roberts, Stephen Williams)
San Francisco 49ers (24 off roster)
Defensive backs: Dre' Bly, Walt Harris, Marcus Hudson, Mark Roman (added Phillip Adams, Tramaine Brock, William James, Taylor Mays)
Defensive line: Kentwan Balmer, Derek Walker
Linebacker: Scott McKillop, Jeff Ulbrich, Matt Wilhelm (added NaVorro Bowman, Travis LaBoy)
Offensive line: Tony Pashos, Chris Patrick, Cody Wallace (added Alex Boone, Anthony Davis, Mike Iupati)
Quarterback: Nate Davis, Shaun Hill (added David Carr, Troy Smith)
Running back: Thomas Clayton, Glen Coffee, Brit Miller, Michael Robinson (added Anthony Dixon, Brian Westbrook)
Special teams: Shane Andrus, Ricky Schmitt
Wide receiver: Arnaz Battle, Isaac Bruce, Jason Hill, Brandon Jones (added Ted Ginn Jr., Kyle Williams, Dominique Zeigler)
The first chart shows how many players are back -- at least for now -- from Week 17 rosters and injured reserve lists. Seattle has the fewest number back with 26.
The second chart shows how many players each team has shed since Week 17 last season. This counts players who were on injured reserve. Teams with lots of players on injured reserve had more players to lose.
This comes as little surprise.
While Staley hoped to return from a knee injury for this game, he hadn't done enough in practice to make it likely.
Barry Sims remains the starter while Staley recovers. Sims has played better than anticipated this season.
Also inactive for the 49ers: Nate Clements, Marcus Hudson, Diyral Briggs, Cody Wallace, Baraka Atkins and Isaac Bruce.
Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Anquan Boldin, slowed by a hamstring injury, warmed up for the Cardinals and is active against the 49ers.
Teammate and fellow receiver Steve Breaston, who suffered a knee injury during preseason, was among the inactive players for Arizona. That leaves Larry Fitzgerald, Boldin, Jerheme Urban, Sean Morey and Lance Long as active receivers for the Cardinals.
Also inactive for the Cardinals: cornerback Greg Toler, linebacker Reggie Walker, tackle Herman Johnson, guard Brandon Keith, receiver Early Doucet and tight end Dominique Byrd. Brian St. Pierre is the third quarterback.
The 49ers' inactive players include safety Curtis Taylor, safety Reggie Smith, center Cody Wallace, linebacker Ahmad Brooks, receiver Jason Hill, receiver Brandon Jones and defensive lineman Ricky Jean-Francois. Nate Davis is the third quarterback. The 49ers have four receivers active: Josh Morgan, Isaac Bruce, Arnaz Battle and Micheal Spurlock.
Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
NFL rookies rarely change the course of a season for their new teams.
With teams scrambling to sign their 2009 selections, I'll revisit the NFC West's 2008 class heading into its second season.
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB, Cardinals. Arizona found an impact player at a premium position. Rodgers-Cromartie, chosen 16th overall, started 11 games in the regular season and four more in the playoffs. Picked off six passes during a nine-game stretch beginning in Week 16.
Best immediate contributor
John Carlson, TE, Seahawks. Carlson was the Seahawks' top tight end from the beginning, setting a franchise record for receptions by a tight end (55). The position he plays isn't a premium one, explaining why Rodgers-Cromartie emerged as the best selection, albeit narrowly. Carlson also has star potential.
Josh Morgan, WR, 49ers. Cardinals fifth-rounder Tim Hightower had better production as a rookie, scoring 10 touchdowns, but Morgan's career might be on a higher trajectory after Arizona benched Hightower and used a 2009 first-round choice on running back Beanie Wells. Morgan looks like a potential long-term starter for the 49ers. On that basis, I'll tentatively give him the edge over Hightower. The Cardinals and 49ers both hope to better establish their ground games. That could ultimately favor Hightower, although it's tough to envision him starting for long with Wells on the roster.
Most to prove
Kentwan Balmer, DE, 49ers. Using a first-round choice on a 3-4 defensive end was hardly a flashy move. The position doesn't lend itself to obvious production. Balmer didn't seriously threaten for a starting job as a rookie. He has expressed determination to make the jump this season. The Seahawks' Lawrence Jackson was the other top candidate for this designation. While Jackson also has much to prove, he did start 14 games as a rookie.
Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
Smith is not serving as the third quarterback. He is out for this game. A shoulder injury is to blame, according to the team.
Also inactive for the 49ers today: Marcus Hudson, Tarell Brown, Reggie Smith, Ahmad Brooks, Cody Wallace and Chilo Rachal. The 49ers are carrying more defensive backs (12) than most teams, one reason Hudson, Brown and Smith are inactive.
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