Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin provided a full update on the health of his team ahead of Sunday’s road game against the Cleveland Browns during his Tuesday press conference and the Wednesday injury report includes a few names he failed to mention.
Not practicing for the Steelers on Wednesday were center Maurkice Pouncey (finger), running back DeAngelo Williams (knee), defensive end Cameron Heyward (pectoral), wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (foot), wide receiver Markus Wheaton (shoulder), and safety Shamarko Thomas (groin).
Heyward is expected to be placed on the team’s Reserve/Injured list later this week as his season is now over thanks to a pectoral tear he suffered during Sunday’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
As for Williams, who underwent a minor surgical procedure on one of his knees last week, while he’s not expected to be out an extended, extended amount of time, according to Tomlin, he’s going to miss Sunday’s game against the Browns.
Heyward-Bey will also miss the game against the Browns as Tomlin ruled him out for that contest on Tuesday. He injured his foot in the loss to the Baltimore Ravens a few weeks ago. It also looks like Wheaten is set to miss yet another game as well due to him having a setback last week with his shoulder.
As for Pouncey, the Steelers center was likely just given the day off to rest the thumb that he dislocated in Week 9. He’s expected to play against the Browns. Thomas, on the other hand, was termed as questionable for the game against the Browns by Tomlin on Tuesday.
Limited for the Steelers on Wednesday were tight end Ladarius Green (knee), wide receiver Sammie Coates (finger), safety Jordan Dangerfield (groin) and tight end Xavier Grimble (quadricep). Coates has been dealing with two broken fingers for several weeks now. Dangerfield was injured during Sunday’s loss to the Cowboys and it appears Grimble was as well.
As for Green, who made his 2016 debut Sunday, it will be interesting to see if he can practice fully on Thursday and Friday.