The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the 4-3 Oakland Raiders Sunday at Heinz Field and judging by their final injury report of the week that was released on Friday, it looks like they will get two defensive players back from injuries for their pivotal AFC game.
Defensive end Stephon Tuitt (knee) practiced fully again on Friday and he ends the week listed as probable on the team’s injury report. Tuitt, who has missed the last two games with a knee sprain, said Friday that he’ll play against the Raiders.
Safety Will Allen (ankle) also ends the week listed as probable. The veteran has missed the last three games with an ankle injury. It will be intersting to see if Allen gets his starting job back, however, as safety Robert Golden has played well while filling in for him.
The Steelers will be without tight end Matt Spaeth (knee) for Sunday’s game, however, as he has now been ruled out after missing practice again on Friday. Even though Spaeth is out, it doesn’t necessarily mean that rookie tight end Jesse James will dress against the Raiders. James, who was drafted this year by the Steelers in the fifth-round, has been inactive for every game so far this season.
Wide receiver Martavis Bryant (illness), cornerback William Gay (not injury related), linebacker James Harrison (not injury related), tight end Heath Miller (not injury related), safety Mike Mitchell (concussion), quarterback Michael Vick (hamstring) and wide receiver Markus Wheaton (ankle) all end the week listed as probable. Wheaton had been limited on Thursday after sitting out Wednesday.
Linebacker Terence Garvin (knee) was ruled out for Sunday’s game earlier in the week.