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Steelers Vs. Texans: William Gay To Start, Bryant McFadden Out

When the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Houston Texans on Sunday afternoon, they'll do so without cornerback Bryant McFadden, who could sit out due to a hamstring injury suffered in training camp. According to Mark Kaboly, William Gay is set to start in McFadden's place, which in turn means Keenan Lewis will replace Gay when the Steelers shift to nickelback sets.

But there's an odd wrinkle to this story that Dave Bryan of Steelers Depot points out:

According to the latest injury reports, McFadden practiced fully all last week and never showed up on any of the injury reports leading up to the Sunday night game against the Colts.

Bryan believes the circumstances here point to McFadden losing his job to Gay completely.

In McFadden's place against the Colts, Gay recorded five tackles--all solo--the third-best mark on the team. He has made nine tackles so far this season.

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