The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Carolina Panthers Sunday night on the road and from a health standpoint the team is looking good heading into that game.
During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin only listed running back Dri Archer (ankle) and nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder) during his run down of the injury report. Both players practiced on a limited basis Monday, according to Tomlin, who also said that McLendon’s shoulder injury is a subluxation.
Should McLendon not be able to play against the Panthers, Cam Thomas would more than likely get the start at nose tackle. In addition, rookie Daniel McCullers would more than likely dress for the first time this season.
If Archer is sidelined once again with his ankle injury, wide receiver Markus Wheaton will likely be asked to handle kickoff-return duties for a second straight game.
Later during his press conference Tomlin was asked about wide receiver Lance Moore, who has missed the first two games with a groin injury that hampered him for most of the preseason. Tomlin said that the veteran is on track to play Sunday night after practicing fully on Monday, but that they will continue to watch him closely to make sure he doesn’t suffer any setbacks.