The Pittsburgh Steelers hope to get several injured players on the defensive side of the football back after the bye week and one of those players is veteran cornerback Ike Taylor, who has been sidelined since Week 3 with a broken forearm.
According to Missi Matthews of steelers.com, Taylor said Wednesday that he is scheduled to meet with the team doctors again on Monday to see if he gets the green light or not.
Ike Taylor said he will meet with the doctors again on Monday to see if he gets the green light or not.
— Missi Matthews (@missi_matthews) November 19, 2014
Taylor has been practicing on a limited basis for several weeks now and the Steelers could certainly use him back in the lineup again when they host the New Orleans Saints a week from this Sunday.
In addition to possibly getting Taylor back after the bye, there might be a chance that safety Troy Polamalu (knee), nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder) and linebacker Ryan Shazier (ankle) also return from their injuries.
Reserve safety Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) is yet another player that could return to action after the bye.
While he can begin practicing whenever he is cleared by the doctors, we’re still waiting to get an update on outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, who has been on the injured reserve list with the designated to return classification since he a dislocated wrist back in Week 3.