The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Friday practice ahead of Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals and while the team’s final injury report of week has three players listed as out on it, linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee) isn’t one of them.
After being limited on Thursday, Shazier practiced fully on Friday and said afterwards that his injured knee feels “100 percent”, according to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Shazier, while he official ends the week listed as questionable on the injury report, is expected to start Sunday against the Bengals at Heinz Field. Last week the former first-round draft pick out of Ohio State recorded six total tackles in addition to an interception and a forced fumble.
Also ending the week listed as questionable is wide receiver Markus Wheaton (shoulder), who sat out the regular season opener against the Washington Redskins with an injured shoulder. He was limited on Friday.
Not surprisingly, fullback Roosevelt Nix (back), cornerback Senquez Golson (foot) and center/guard Cody Wallace (knee) were all ruled out for Sunday’s game on the Friday injury report. With Wallace now out again, the Steelers are expected to dress eight offensive lineman on Sunday just as they did against the Redskins.
Running back DeAngelo Williams (not injury related) practiced fully again on Friday and will play Sunday against the Bengals.