On Tuesday, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin indicated that the bye week gave his team much-needed time off in attempt to get a little healthier for the remaining six games of the season. In fact, tight end Matt Spaeth (knee) was the only player he mentioned when updating the team’s heath at the beginning of his press conference. On Wednesday, the Steelers first official injury report of the week does include a few more names than just Spaeth’s.
According to the report, Spaeth practiced fully on Wednesday and that’s a great sign being as he’s missed the team’s last two games. Also practicing fully on Wednesday were linebacker Terence Garvin (knee), linebacker James Harrison (knee) and safety Shamarko Thomas (knee). All three players missed the Steelers Week 10 game against the Cleveland Browns.
Limited on Wednesday was cornerback Brandon Boykin (ankle), who hasn’t played many defensive snaps at all this season after the team traded for him during training camp.
It doesn’t appear as though quarterback Landry Jones (ankle) was listed on the Wednesday injury report. Jones left the Steelers Week 10 game against the Browns midway through the first quarter with a left ankle injury. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is also not listed on the Wednesday injury report and that certainly is a great sign.