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Steelers DT Hargrave misses another practice

Posted by Chris Brown on December 8, 2016 – 4:47 pm

Steelers rookie DT Javon Hargrave has been an important cog in their defensive front, especially after losing Cameron Heyward to a season ending injury. Hargrave’s availability for Sunday however, appears up in the air as he missed a second straight day of practice Thursday.

Hargrave is in the concussion protocol. So is backup safety Shamarko Thomas.

Player Pos Injury Participation Wednesday Participation Thursday
Chris Boswell K Abdomen DNP DNP
Ramon Foster G Not injury related DNP DNP
LaDarious Green TE Not injury related DNP
Javon Hargrave DT Concussion DNP DNP
Darrius Heyward-Bey WR Foot DNP DNP
Zach Mettenberger QB Illness DNP
Shamarko Thomas S Concussion DNP DNP
DeAngelo Williams RB Knee LP DNP

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Steelers carrying extra kicker

Posted by Chris Brown on December 7, 2016 – 4:51 pm

Last week Pittsburgh K Chris Boswell sustained an abdominal injury late in the week and was unable to kick last Sunday, prompting the Steelers to carry K Randy Bullock on their roster. He kicked in last Sunday’s win against the Giants contributing three field goals on three attempts and an extra point in the Steelers’ 10-point win.

Bullock may have to be at the ready again this week. Boswell did not practice Wednesday as the abdominal injury is still an issue.

Ben Roethlisberger was limited in practice Wednesday, but it was not injury related.

Player Pos Injury Participation Wednesday
Chris Boswell K Abdomen DNP
Ramon Foster G Not injury related DNP
Javon Hargrave DT Concussion DNP
Darrius Heyward-Bey WR Foot DNP
Shamarko Thomas S Concussion DNP
Ben Roethlisberger QB Not injury related LP
DeAngelo Williams RB Knee LP

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Steelers could be short at tackle

Posted by Chris Brown on November 8, 2013 – 2:30 pm

The Pittsburgh Steelers are team that has endured injuries on par with that of the Bills this season. On Sunday they may be shorthanded at offensive tackle.

While starting left tackle Kelvin Beachum was able to practice fully for the first time on Friday and is listed as probable coming off a knee injury, starting right tackle Marcus Gilbert is questionable with an ankle injury. One of their primary backups at offensive tackle is also questionable in former first-round pick Michael Adams. He was added to the team’s injury report on Friday with a rib injury.

If Gilbert or Adams cannot go on Sunday veteran Guy Whimper would be the only other available offensive tackle.

Player Pos Injury Participation   Wednesday Participation   Thursday Participation   Friday Game Status
Ike Taylor CB Concussion DNP FP FP Probable
Vince Williams LB Concussion DNP LP FP Probable
Kelvin Beachum T Knee LP LP FP Probable
Marcus Gilbert T Ankle LP LP LP Questionable
Heath Miller TE Non-injury   related LP FP FP Probable
Fernando Velasco C Thigh LP FP FP Probable
David DeCastro G Ankle FP FP FP Probable
Cameron Heyward DE Knee FP FP FP Probable
Markus Wheaton WR Finger FP FP FP Probable
Mike Adams T Ribs N/A N/A DNP Questionable

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Steelers injury report

Posted by Chris Brown on November 6, 2013 – 4:10 pm

Here’s the Steelers injury report for Wednesday in advance of their Week 10 matchup with the Bills. Among the newer injury problems for Pittsburgh were the injuries suffered by starting ILB Vince Williams and starting RT Marcus Gilbert.

Williams missed Wednesday’s practice with a concussion, while Gilbert was limited with his ankle injury. Starting CB Ike Taylor is also sidelined with a concussion. Starting C Fernando Velasco, who has started the last seven games after the Steelers lost Maurkice Pouncey for the season in Week 1, was limited with a thigh injury.

Player

Pos

Injury

Participation Wednesday

Ike Taylor

CB

Concussion

DNP

Vince Williams

LB

Concussion

DNP

Kelvin Beachum

T

Knee

LP

Marcus Gilbert

T

Ankle

LP

Heath Miller

TE

Non-injury related

LP

Fernando Velasco

C

Thigh

LP

David DeCastro

G

Ankle

FP

Cameron Heyward

DE

Knee

FP

Markus Wheaton

WR

Finger

FP


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Polamalu questionable

Posted by Chris Brown on November 26, 2010 – 2:57 pm

Steelers Pro Bowl safety Troy Polamalu is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Bills.

Polamalu has been dealing with an ankle injury. He did not practice Wednesday or Thursday, but did get a full practice in on Friday.

Primary return man Antonio Brown meanwhile has been declared out with a knee injury. TE Matt Spaeth is doubtful.

The biggest development however, is DE Brett Keisel is back from a hamstring injury that forced him to miss the last five games. He’s expected to start Sunday for Pittsburgh.


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Polamalu not practicing

Posted by Chris Brown on November 24, 2010 – 5:44 pm

Steelers Pro Bowl safety Troy Polamalu did not practice Wednesday.

Polamalu is listed on the Steelers injury report with an ankle injury. He’s been dealing with the injury for some time and is often given rest during the course of the practice week. He’s fully expected to start against the Bills on Sunday.

Also not practicing for the Steelers Wednesday were return man Antonio Brown (knee) and TE Matt Spaeth (concussion).


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