The Pittsburgh Steelers are now preparing to play the Buffalo Bills this coming Sunday on the road and on Tuesday head coach Mike Tomlin updated the overall health of his team ahead of that contest.
Tomlin started off by updating the conditions of wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (foot) and running back DeAngelo Williams (knee).
“Darrius Heyward-Bey and DeAngelo Williams are both downstairs being evaluated right now,” Tomlin said. “Hopefully, we push those guys to some level of participation this week and like we always do, well evaluate that level of participation, the quality and the quantity of it, in terms of it being our guide.
“It’s probably more of a legitimate discussion with DeAngelo, probably less so with Darrius, but we’ll leave the light on for both guys and see where the week leads us. It’s exciting to be getting those guys closer back to readiness. Hopefully they might have an opportunity this week.”
As for kicker Chris Boswell (abdominal), Tomlin made it sound like he could return for Sundays game against the Bills.
“Boswell is downstairs rehabbing,” Tomlin said. “He’s got a legitimate chance this week. We’ve got both kickers on the roster and we’ll manage that probably a little bit more fluidly than we were able to manage it last week.”
According Tomlin, defensive tackle Javon Hargrave (concussion) and safety Shamarko Thomas (concussion) are both still in protocol and he had no real update as to whether either player will be able to play Sunday against the Bills.