During his Tuesday press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin indicated that he wasn’t quite ready to rule out injured wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey for Sunday’s home game against the Dallas Cowboys. With that said, it’s starting to look like Heyward-Bey will indeed miss the game against the Cowboys with a right foot sprain.
According to Jacob Klinger of Pennlive.com, Heyward-Bey is still on crutches as of Wednesday morning and is still wearing a boot on his injured right foot.
Darrius Heyward-Bey (mid-foot) just crutched through the Steelers' locker room w/ a plastic boot on his right foot.
— Jacob Klinger (@Jacob_Klinger_) November 9, 2016
The fact that the Steelers signed wide receiver Marcus Tucker to their practice squad on Tuesday is as good of indication as any that Heyward-Bey won’t be able to practice this week.
With Heyward-Bey unlikely to play against the Cowboys, it will likely result in wide receiver Markus Wheaton dressing for the first time since Week 5. Wheaton, who has battled a shoulder injury for most of the regular season, has registered all of 4 receptions for 51 yards and a touchdown in the three games he’s played in this season.