Steelers TE Vance McDonald is doubtful for Monday night's game against the Bengals. He missed practice all week with a shoulder injury. Nick Vannett could be in for immediate action less than a week after Pittsburgh acquired him from the Seahawks. RB Jaylen Samuels -- who played some TE among multiple positions in college -- could also be a part of the fill-in plan.

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Steelers TE Vance McDonald (concussion) put in a full week of practice and will return for Sunday’s game against the Jets. He’s a low-upside TE2 in Pittsburgh’s conservative offense.

Steelers TE Vance McDonald (concussion) put in a full practice on Wednesday. He's on track to return for this weekend's game against the Jets, barring a setback. But in Pittsburgh's conservative, Devlin Hodges-led passing game, McDonald is just a low-upside TE2.

Steelers TE Vance McDonald (concussion) is out for Sunday night's game against the Bills. Nick Vannett will slide in as Pittsburgh's lead TE but isn't a viable fantasy play.

Steelers TE Vance McDonald sustained a concussion in the 2nd half of Sunday's game against the Cardinals. It's his 2nd documented concussion. We'll track his progress through the protocol this week. McDonald's absence would leave Nick Vannett as Pittsburgh's top TE.

Steelers TE Vance McDonald (shoulder) is active for today’s game against the Ravens. He put in a full practice on Friday, so we’re expecting him to play his usual role.

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