The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Cleveland Browns on the road Sunday and during his Tuesday press conference head coach Mike Tomlin updated the health of the team heading into the game.
Tomlin said that cornerback Ike Taylor (forearm) is doing fine as he continues to recover from the broken forearm he suffered a few weeks ago. Taylor, as expected, will miss Sunday’s game and is still several weeks away from returning to action.
Tomlin said rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee) ran some in the pool Monday and the plan is for him to run Tuesday on the ground.
“We’ll see where he is,” said Tomlin. “Obviously, we’ll give him an opportunity to work his way back to us if he’s healthy enough to practice and if he responds at practice in positive manner. Right now I thinks he’s slated to practice on some level tomorow. We’ll see where today and tomorrow takes us in that regard.”
As for safety Shamarko Thomas (hamstring), who injured his hamstring against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Tomlin said his injury is not significant and that he might run in some form or fashion on land or in the pool Tuesday.
“If he’s able to practice in some capacity tomorrow, we’ll let him,” said Tomlin. “We’ll see how his body responds to the work.”