The 2-0 Pittsburgh Steelers will play the also undefeated Philadelphia Eagles Sunday on the road and will be looking to break an eight-game losing streak in the City of Brotherly Love in the process. According to the team’s Wednesday injury report, head coach Mike Tomlin will take a somewhat healthy team with him to Philadelphia.
As expected, wide receiver Markus Wheaton (shoulder) practiced fully on Wednesday and barring any setbacks with his shoulder, he should make his 2016 debut Sunday in Philadelphia against the Eagles.
During his Tuesday press conference, Tomlin said that fullback Roosevelt Nix (back) would be limited on Wednesday and that indeed wound up being the case. Tomlin, however, didn’t sound that optimistic on Tuesday when it came to Nix possibly making his 2016 debut against the Eagles so there’s a good chance we won’t see him in uniform for at least another week.
Even though Tomlin seemed to be optimistic that center/guard Cody Wallace (knee) might be ready to play against the Eagles, the veteran offensive lineman failed to practice on Wednesday and that certainly isn’t a great sign.
Cornerback Senquez Golson (foot) still isn’t practicing, as expected, and thus will be one of the Steelers seven inactives on Sunday against the Eagles
Running back DeAngelo Williams (not injury related), guard Ramon Foster (not injury related) and guard Chris Hubbard (not injury related) were all given Wednesday off as maintenance days it appears.
DNP: Foster (NIR), Golson (foot), Hubbard (NIR), Wallace (knee), D. Williams (NIR)
LIMITED: Nix (back)
FULL: Wheaton (shoulder)
— Missi Matthews (@missi_matthews) September 21, 2016