The Pittsburgh Steelers will go back on the road in Week 6 and on Sunday will play the Miami Dolphins. On Tuesday, head coach Mike Tomlin held his weekly press conference and as usual he ran down the team’s injury report ahead of the upcoming game.
Tomlin said that defensive end Cameron Heyward (hamstring) and safety Shamarko Thomas (groin) will both be out this week against the Dolphins. The same will likely be the case with center/guard Cody Wallace (knee) as he continues to work his way back. Wallace has yet to play so far this season.
“I’m not going to get into the length of time that he could be out,” Tomlin said of Heyward. “Just being around Cameron for the last number of years I know that he doesn’t fall in the realm of what’s normal in anything that he does. He just has that level of commitment and he’s that talented of a guy. So we can characterize him as out for this week and we’ll reevaluate where he is at the beginning of next week.”
Tomlin gave some additional thoughts on Wallace as well.
“Don’t expect him to have a lot of participation this week,” Tomlin said of Wallace. “If he participates then we’ll look at the quality and the amount of that participation and let that be our guide.”
Tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle), safety Robert Golden (hamstring), wide receiver Markus Wheaton (shoulder), cornerback Justin Gilbert (knee), wide receiver Eli Rogers (toe), fullback Roosevelt Nix (back), linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee) and wide receiver Sammie Coates (finger) were all named by Tomlin on Tuesday and their practice participation this week will decide whether or not they each can play this week, the head coach said.
“It’s just really status quo with them until we get on the practice field and see what they can and cannot do,” Tomlin said.
Running back DeAngelo Wiliams (knee) will likely be limited in practice early on in the week, according to Tomlin.
“He should be available to us in the game,” Tomlin added.