The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released their second official injury report of Week 12 ahead of their Sunday road game against the Cincinnati Bengals and the Thursday offering looks a little bit different than the one the team released on Wednesday and includes a few very positive developments.
Not practicing on Thursday for the Steelers were running back James Conner (shoulder), center Maurkice Pouncey (not injury related), wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion, knee) and guard Ramon Foster (not injury related).
Smith-Schuster and Conner are both expected to miss the Sunday game against the Bengals due to their injuries. Pouncey will also miss the Sunday game as he’s been suspended for the next two games for his actions in the Thursday night loss to the Cleveland Browns. As for Foster, it appears as though he was just given Thursday off to rest. He was added to the injury report on Thursday because he sat out practice.
Limited in practice on Thursday for the Steelers was cornerback Artie Burns (knee). That males two days in a row that he’s been limited due to the knee injury he suffered Thursday night. He might end the week listed as questionable.
Practicing fully on Thursday for the Steelers were inside linebacker Mark Barron (not injury related), tight end Vance McDonald (not injury related), tight end Nick Vannett (illness), outside linebacker Bud Dupree (triceps), outside linebacker Olasunkanmi Adeniyi (concussion), wide receiver Diontae Johnson (concussion), and running back Benny Snell Jr. (knee).
Adeniyi and Johnson both practicing fully again on Thursday is a great sign. Both players suffered concussions during the Thursday night loss to the Browns so hopefully both will be able to play on Sunday against the Bengals.
As for Barron, McDonald, Vannett, Dupree and Snell, all should be good to go on Sunday. Snell has missed the last three games with a knee injury but indicated on Thursday that he’s now 110 percent. Dupree was previously listed as being limited on the Wednesday injury while McDonald and Vannett both had sat out Wednesday.