The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Thursday practice ahead of Sunday’s road game against the Philadelphia Eagles and the team’s afternoon injury report includes two new names on it.
Defensive end Cameron Heyward (knee) was added to the injury report on Thursday after being limited in practice earlier in the day with a knee injury. Heyward, if you recall, briefly left Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals with an unspecified injury. While Heyward was limited on Thursday, there’s currently no reason to think he won’t play Sunday against the Eagles.
Also limited on Thursday was fullback Roosevelt Nix (back). This now makes two consecutive practices that he’s been able to work on a limited basis but with that said, there’s no guarantee that he’ll be ready to make his 2016 debut against the Eagles.
Not practicing on Thursday were quarterback Landry Jones (back), center/guard Cody Wallace (knee) and cornerback Senquez Golson (foot). Both Wallace and Golson are expected to miss Sunday’s game. Jones, by the way, is also a new addition to this week’s injury report.
After being given Wednesday off, guard Ramon Foster (not injury related) was back practicing on a limited basis on Thursday. Practicing fully on Thursday were running back DeAngelo Williams (not injury related), guard Chris Hubbard (not injury related) and wide receiver Markus Wheaton (shoulder).
Wheaton is expected to make his 2016 debut against the Eagles after missing the Steelers first two games with a shoulder injury. Williams and Hubbard have now been removed from the team’s injury report as well.