The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released their first injury report of the week complete with participation designations for their Monday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals and a few new names have surfaced on it.
DNP: Cortez (ankle), Bell (foot) and C. Brown (sick)
LIMITED: McLendon (hamstring), Miller (knee) and Suisham (hamstring)
— Missi Matthews (@missi_matthews) September 12, 2013
Cornerback Cortez Allen (ankle) who sustained an ankle injury in the second half against the Tennessee Titans did not practice as expected. Head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday during his press conference that they would see where he is at come the end of the week.
Also not practicing Thursday was cornerback Curtis Brown (illness), who sat out with an illness. Brown is a key special teams player, so hopefully he will be well come Monday night.
Tight end Heath Miller (knee) remains limited as he continues to push toward a return to the field.
Kicker Shaun Suisham (hamstring) was limited Thursday after suffering a hamstring injury during pre-game warm-ups against the Titans. The Steelers signed veteran kicker Shayne Graham earlier in the week as insurance just in case Suisham is unable kick Monday night.
Nose tackle Steve McLendon (hamstring) was limited Thursday with a hamstring injury, while running back Le’Veon Bell (foot), as expected, did not practice Thursday and is likely still a few weeks away from being able to play, according to reports on Wednesday.