The Pittsburgh Steelers final injury report of the week has now been released and it looks like two veteran defensive starters will be sidelined this Sunday for the home game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Safety Troy Polamalu (knee) failed to practice all week and he enters the weekend listed as doubtful. Polamalu injured his knee last Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons but was able to finish the game. If Polamalu does indeed sit out Sunday, veteran Will Allen is expected to start in his place.
Also doubtful this week is cornerback Ike Taylor (shoulder, forearm). Taylor sat out the game last week against the Falcons after ending the week listed as doubtful and it looks like he will sit out this week as well.
Ending the week listed as questionable is tight end Matt Spaeth (elbow). Spaeth hyper-extended an elbow last Sunday but was able to finish the game.
Listed as probable on Friday are wide receiver Markus Wheaton (illness), cornerback William Gay (not injury related), tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle), linebacker James Harrison (knee), nose tackle Steve McLendon (not injury related), tight end Heath Miller (not injury related), safety Mike Mitchell (groin), center Maurkice Pouncey (ankle) and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related).
After practicing fully all week, Gilbert is expected to play Sunday against the Chiefs. He had missed the last three games with an ankle injury.
Harrison is also expected to play Sunday after missing the last two games with a knee injury.
The Steelers will host the Chiefs Sunday at Heinz Field with a 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff.