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Steelers Injury Report: Tomlin Optimistic That Wheaton, Wallace Will Play Against Eagles

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles this coming Sunday on the road and on Tuesday, head coach Mike Tomlin updated the overall health of his team during his weekly press conference.

“Markus Wheaton appears to be ready to go but as always, we’ll let his practice participation be our guide in terms of his availability, but very optimistic there,” said Tomlin. “Similar things can be said about Cody Wallace. Rosie Nix would be next, but probably not with as much optimism as the first two that I mentioned. He will participate in some form or fashion tomorrow in a limited capacity and then we’ll kind of go from there. Not many bumps and bruises to speak of from our last performance, which is a good thing.”

Wide receiver Markus Wheaton (shoulder), center/guard Cody Wallace (knee) and fullback Roosevelt Nix (back) have all missed the Steelers first two games and as we sit here on Tuesday, it sounds like the first two players have a great shot at playing Sunday against the Eagles.

Tomlin did not mention cornerback Senquez Golson (foot) on Tuesday, but he’s not expected to be ready to play for several more weeks.

Tomlin did say that a few players will likely receive maintenance days this week during practice.

“We’ll check the guys, I might give a veteran guy or two a veteran day tomorrow,” said Tomlin. “DeAngelo’s been working hard and toting the ball for us. I gave him off last Wednesday, I may do similar things this week in an effort to preserve him.”

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