Inside The Bills

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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