The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released their Friday injury report ahead of Sunday’s road game against the Cincinnati Bengals and it includes some very good news.
The only two players given designations this week were wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (foot) and safety Shamarko Thomas (concussion) and both were listed as out for Sunday.
Surprisingly, running back DeAngelo Williams (knee) practiced fully on Friday and being as he wasn’t given a designation, is likely to return to action against the Bengals. Williams hasn’t played since Week 9. His potential return could result in a few less touches for running back Le’Veon Bell.
Earlier this week Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Williams has a “legit chance” to play on Sunday and it looks like that might just happen.
Also practicing fully on Friday were center B.J. Finney (concussion), guard Ramon Foster (chest), tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle), and defensive tackle Javon Hargrave (concussion). All four players are expected to play against the Bengals. Foster and Hargrave both missed the game last Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.