If Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams (foot) winds up playing Saturday night in the AFC Wild Card game against the Cincinnati Bengals he’ll do so without having gone through a formal practice with the team this week.
The Steelers Thursday injury report shows that Williams failed to practice again on Thursday after suffering a foot injury Sunday in the win over the Cleveland Browns.
After ditching his walking boot Wednesday afternoon, Will Graves of the Associated Press reports Thursday that Williams had it back on again following the team’s Thursday practice. Additionally, when Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley was asked to talk about backup running back Fitzgerald Toissaint Thursday after practice, he reportedly said, “He’s the man.” Make of all of that what you will.
In other injury news, cornerback William Gay (not injury related), linebacker James Harrison (not injury related) and tight end Heath Miller (not injury related) all practiced fully on Thursday after being given Wednesday off. Additionally, wide receiver Martavis Bryant (neck) also practiced fully for a second consecutive day. Linebacker Vince Williams (illness) also practiced fully after sitting out on Wednesday.
Added to the injury report on Thursday was safety Will Allen (not injury related), who was given his customary weekly veteran day off.
The Steelers will likely have a walk-through on Friday prior to leaving for Cincinnati.