The Pittsburgh Steelers won’t have tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle) Sunday for their divisional game against the Cincinnati Bengals as he was ruled out Friday on the final injury report of the week.
With Gilbert sidelined for a second consecutive week, Mike Adams will once again start in his place at right tackle against the Bengals.
In addition to Gilbert being ruled out on Friday, it looks like linebacker James Harrison (knee) will also miss the game Sunday against the team that he played for last season. Harrison failed to practice all week as he currently is dealing with a knee injury.
With Harrison unlikely to play Sunday, linebackers Arthur Moats and Jarvis Jones will both likely be asked to split time at the right outside position. First, Jones will need to be activated to the 53 man roster from the injured reserve list and that move will likely happen either Friday or Saturday.
Nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder) is in jeopardy of missing yet another game with his right shoulder injury as he ends the week listed as questionable. If McLendon is down once again, Cam Thomas and rookie Daniel McCullers will again see snaps at the nose tackle potion.
Ending the week listed as probable are tight end Heath Miller (not injury related), safety Troy Polamalu (illness), quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related), cornerback Cortez Allen (thumb), cornerback Brice McCain (hamstring), linebacker Ryan Shazier (ankle) and cornerback Ike Taylor (shoulder). All are expected to play Sunday against the Bengals.