The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Buffalo Bills Sunday on the road and they might have to do so without their starting left guard.
According to the team’s Friday injury report, guard Ramon Foster (chest) failed to participate in practice once again and he ends the week listed as questionable. Foster said after Friday’s practice that he’s unsure if he’ll play Sunday against the Bills after taking a helmet to the chest in last Sunday’s game against the New York Giants. Should Foster wind up being inactive on Sunday, B.J. Finney would likely start in his place at left guard.
Ramon Foster said he took a helmet to the chest in the Giants game. A different chest injury from the one that kept him out of game earlier.
— Ray Fittipaldo (@rayfitt1) December 9, 2016
Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (foot) and safety Shamarko Thomas (concussion) were both ruled out for the game against the Bills on Friday as both failed to practice once again.
Defensive tackle Javon Hargrave (concussion) ends the week listed as doubtful after failing to practice again on Friday. It will now be interesting to see if the Steelers sign a defensive lineman off their practice squad on Saturday. Hargrave suffered his concussion last Sunday in the Steelers win over the Giants.
With Hargrave’s status in doubt, defensive linemen Ricardo Mathews, Daniel McCullers and L.T. Walton are all in line for increased playing time against the Bills.
Ending the week listed as questionable for the Steelers are kicker Chris Boswell (abdomen) and running back DeAngelo Williams (knee). Boswell practiced fully on Friday while Williams is listed as being limited. Should Boswell be unable to play against the Bills, newly signed kicker Randy Bullock would once again handle all the kicking duties just as he did last Sunday. It sounds like Boswell might be a game-time decision.
Linebacker James Harrison (illness) was added to the injury report on Friday after missing practice with an illness. He is expected to play against the Bills, however.
Tight end Ladarius Green (not injury related) and quarterback Zach Mettenberger (illness) were both removed from the Steelers injury report on Friday.