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Mike Tomlin Reveals Minkah Fitzpatrick Will Be Active for Steelers This Week vs 49ers

MIAMI, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 15: Minkah Fitzpatrick #29 of the Miami Dolphins looks on in the third quarter against the \a at Hard Rock Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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The Pittsburgh Steelers made a huge splash and acquired high-upside safety Minkah Fitzpatrick from the Miami Dolphins via trade on Monday.

You might think he won't have enough time to get familiar with his new surroundings and teammates, but according to Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, Fitzpatrick will be available for Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers.

As you can imagine, Fitzpatrick's role will be somewhat limited as he familiarizes himself with the team's defense, but since the trade happened early in the week, he'll have close to a full week to get ready for Sunday's matchup.

And Tomlin and Co. feel that's enough time to get him on the gridiron and see what he can do in the secondary.

Hopefully his transition to life in Pittsburgh will be a lot more fluid than his tenure with the Dolphins, as they had him play six different positions, which included both safety positions, cornerback, linebacker and he even played some time on the defensive line in an edge role in Week 1 against the Ravens.

While Fitzpatrick boasts incredible versatility, he'd be best served sticking to a position and becoming a true pro at it. It looks like he'll have that shot with the Steelers as he patrols the secondary alongside Joe Haden in Week 3.