Steelers sit two days away from their season finale with the Cleveland Browns in a relatively healthy condition on the field, with only one player ruled out of action. Unfortunately, their playoff hopes are not in such good condition, needing a miracle and some luck to finally overcome the 0-4 start that appeared to doom their season.
It is incredible that there is still talk of the playoffs after starting the season winless. No matter what else happens on Sunday, the Steelers must defeat their AFC North rivals if there is any chance at making the playoffs.
On Friday, the Steelers released their final injury report and list only inside linebacker Terence Garvin
(knee) out of the contest. Joining him on the list as questionable are wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (knee) and outside linebacker Jason Worilds
(abdomen). Sanders practiced fully on Friday and is definitely expected to give it a go, with Worilds seeing limited action during the session.
With Garvin out and Worilds a question mark, the Steelers may look to promote Kion Wilson
from the practice squad to provide added depth to the roster. Even with Jarvis Jones (probable / illness) expected to return, the team only has Chris Carter
and Stevenson Sylvester
as experienced depth for the contest. Worilds sat out both Wednesday and Thursday’s practice but returned on Friday in a limited capacity. Jones was a full-go all week and seems to have recovered enough from his early week illness.
Wide receiver could also pop up as a depth issue behind Sanders. Rookie wide out Markus Wheaton broke a finger against the Green bay Packers and is listed as probable. Joining him as probable for the week are offensive guard David DeCastro
(back), safety Troy Polamalu
, defensive end Brett Keisel
(foot), and tight end Heath Miller.
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