There has been plenty of concern with the injury bug that hit the Pittsburgh Steelers’ secondary group earlier this week. At the least, there is now promising news regarding the status of safety Minkah Fitzpatrick for the Steelers’ Week 5 road matchup against the Buffalo Bills.

As noted by the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Fitzpatrick was removed from the Steelers’ injury report on Friday.

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin noted following the Week 4 home loss to the New York Jets on Sunday that Fitzpatrick’s knee was “being evaluated.” He then mentioned during his press conference on Tuesday that the two-time Pro Bowler’s knee ailment needed to be “managed” and that he planned to “watch him progress.”

Fitzpatrick was held out of practice on Wednesday, although he did make a return to practice the following day, where he was a limited participant throughout the session. And after being a full participant in practice on Friday, the versatile safety received the green light to play in the Week 5 clash with the Bills.

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Fitzpatrick has been quite a workhorse talent for the Steelers this season. He leads all defensive players on the team in snaps played with 309, and he featured in 99 percent of snaps on defense against the Jets.

Overall, Minkah Fitzpatrick will be accompanied by cornerback Levi Wallace in the secondary against the Bills. Wallace dealt with a foot ailment for much of this week, but he was also removed from the injury report on Friday. However, defensive backs Cameron Sutton (groin/hamstring) and Terrell Edmunds (concussion) have been listed as questionable due to their respective injuries.

In the big picture, the Steelers are aiming to avoid a 1-4 start to the campaign in Week 5.