The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Thanksgiving day practice and it looks like one key player went backwards on the Thursday injury report as tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle) failed to practice.
Gilbert injured his ankle during Wednesday’s practice and it’s now looking like he won’t be able to play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. If Gilbert sits, Mike Adams will get the start at right tackle in his place.
Safety Troy Polamalu (not injury related) also sat out Wednesday, but he is expected to play Sunday after missing the last several few games with sprained knee.
Limited Thursday were nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder), cornerback Cortez Allen (thumb) and linebacker Ryan Shazier (ankle). That’s not a good sign for all three of those players as both Allen and Shazier had practiced fully on Wednesday. Friday will be a big day for all three.
Practicing fully Thursday were defensive end Brett Keisel (not injury related), tight end Heath Miller (not injury related), cornerback Ike Taylor (forearm), safety Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) and wide receiver Martavis Bryant (illness).