3 Steelers cornerbacks questionable for Sunday’s game
The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off their second trip to the Pacific time zone this season and once again were victorious. Not only did the Steelers push their record to 4-2, they also left Los Angles fairly healthy.
In the final injury report this week courtesy of Steelers.com, there were two new names on the list as three players, all cornerbacks, are questionable for Sunday.
Pittsburgh Steelers Participation/Injury Report, Week 8
No. 24 CB Joey Porter Jr. (Calf) – Questionable
No. 29 CB Levi Wallace (Foot) – Questionable
No. 42 CB James Pierre (Ankle) – Questionable
Friday, October 27
No. 18 WR Diontae Johnson (Hamstring) – Full
No. 24 CB Joey Porter Jr. (Calf) – Limited
No. 26 RB Anthony McFarland Jr.* (Knee) – Full
No. 29 CB Levi Wallace (Foot) – Limited
No. 42 CB James Pierre (Ankle) – DNP
No. 55 LB Cole Holcomb (Ankle) – Full
No. 71 OL Nate Herbig (Illness) – Full
No. 90 LB T.J. Watt (Heel) – Limited
No. 97 DL Cameron Heyward* (Groin) – Full
No. 99 DL Larry Ogunjobi (Shoulder) – Full
* Indicates designated to return from IR; currently in 21-day practice window
It should be noted that Cam Heyward is a new name on the list simply because he returned to practice and opened up his 21-day window to return to the 53-man roster. In his first practice back, he was listed as a limited participant Thursday and full on Friday.
Joey Porter Jr. was a player who showed up on Thursday’s report as a new addition as he was limited with a calf injury. Despite reports that Porter was fine and playing on Sunday, he was limited again on Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game.
Two new players on the injury report Friday were T.J. Watt with his heel injury and James Pierre with an ankle. Watt was limited on Friday and has no injury status for the game, so likely he was receiving some occasional rest as a precaution. As for Pierre, he did not practice at all and is questionable for this week’s game.
The two most concerning additions to the injury report on Thursday were players who did not practice. Diontae Johnson showed up back on the injury report with his hamstring injury as he did not participate Thursday. Another person who is very familiar with the injury list is defensive lineman Larry Ogunjobi who had finally been off the list for the last two weeks but missed Thursday’s practice due to a shoulder injury. Both players returned as full participants on Friday and neither carry an injury status for Week 8.
While it was believed that Cole Holcomb could possibly miss practice or be limited early in the week with his ankle injury that caused him to miss some snaps on Sunday, Holcomb was listed as a full participant for the Steelers all week. Additionally, Anthony McFarland was a full participant both days as well as he is coming back from the Reserve/Injured List (IR) but has not been added to the 53-man roster yet. The Steelers have until 4 PM on Saturday to do so for him to play this week.
The only player who missed Wednesday’s practice due to an actual injury was cornerback Levi Wallace who is listed as having a foot injury. He was not a player who was discussed by Mike Tomlin during his Tuesday press conference as someone who was on the injury radar. On Thursday and Friday Wallace returned in a limited capacity but is listed as questionable for Sunday.
Offensive lineman Nate Herbig missed Wednesday’s practice as well but due to an illness. On Thursday and Friday Herbig returned as a full participant and is good to go for Sunday.
As for the Jaguars injury report, it can be seen here courtesy of Steelers.com. The Jaguars have two players ruled out and five who are questionable, including quarterback Trevor Lawrence.
Jacksonville Jaguars Participation/Injury Report, Week 8
No. 32 CB Tyson Campbell (Hamstring) – Questionable
No. 5 S Andre Cisco (Hamstring) – Questionable
No. 7 WR Zay Jones (Knee) – Out
No. 34 CB Gregory Junior (Hamstring) – Out
No. 16 QB Trevor Lawrence (Knee) – Questionable
No. 72 OL Walker Little (Knee) – Questionable
No. 68 OL Brandon Scherff (Ankle) – Questionable
Friday, October 27
No. 32 CB Tyson Campbell (Hamstring) – Limited
No. 5 S Andre Cisco (Hamstring) – Limited
No. 52 DT DaVon Hamilton (Back) – Full
No. 7 WR Zay Jones (Knee) – DNP
No. 34 CB Gregory Junior (Hamstring) – Full
No. 16 QB Trevor Lawrence (Knee) – Limited
No. 72 OL Walker Little (Knee) – Limited
No. 68 OL Brandon Scherff (Ankle) – Limited