Steelers predict 5 players would have been limited at practice on Monday
The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off of a sloppy home loss to the Jaguars where two key players were knocked out of the game. But with their next matchup on Thursday, the Steelers have limited time to game plan and get players healthy enough to suit up.
In the first injury report this week courtesy of Steelers.com, it is a hypothetical list as the Steelers did not actually practice the day following a game. Regardless, there are six names that appear on the list, with five players estimated as being limited while one would have missed practice.
Pittsburgh Steelers Participation/Injury Report, Week 9
Monday, October 30th**
No. 8 QB Kenny Pickett (Rib) – Limited
No. 23 CB Damontae Kazee (Hand) – Limited
No. 26 RB Anthony McFarland Jr.* (Knee) – Limited
No. 29 CB Levi Wallace (Foot) – Limited
No. 39 CB Minkah Fitzpatrick (Hamstring) – DNP
No. 97 DL Cameron Heyward* (Groin) – Limited
*Designated to return from IR; currently in 21-day practice window
** Monday’s report is an estimation, Steelers did not hold practice
With Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin holding his weekly press conference on Monday, he already announced that safety Minkah Fitzpatrick would be out for Thursday’s game. For this reason, it’s not a surprise to see Fitzpatrick would not have practiced.
One player who Coach Tomlin said the Steelers were leaving the door open for is quarterback Kenny Pickett. With Coach Tomlin saying that Wednesday’s practice will be key in determining Pickett’s injury status for the game, it’s no surprise to see that he was listed as limited on Monday had the Steelers held practice.
Missing this past game due to a foot injury, cornerback Levi Wallace was estimated to be limited. Another player in the secondary who is projected as limited was Damontae Kazee with a hand injury.
Additionally, both players who are in their 21-day window to return from the Reserve/Injured List, Cam Heyward an Anthony McFarland, were both listed as limited as well.
As for the Titans injury report, it can be seen here courtesy of Steelers.com.
Tennessee Titans Participation/Injury Report, Week 9
Monday, October 30th**
No. 66 T Chris Hubbard (Concussion) – DNP
No. 40 CB Anthony Kendall (Knee) – DNP
No. 11 WR Chris Moore (NIR – Personal) – DNP
No. 17 QB Ryan Tannehill (Ankle) – DNP
No. 96 DL Denico Autry (NIR – Rest) – Limited
No. 22 RB Derrick Henry (Ankle) – Limited
No. 10 WR DeAndre Hopkins (Toe) – Limited
No. 21 CB Roger McCreary (Hamstring) – Limited
No. 98 OT Jeffery Simmons (Ankle) – Limited
No. 32 RB Tyjae Spears (Ankle) – Limited
No. 44 S Mike Brown (Ankle) – Full
No. 0 CB Sean Murphy-Bunting (Thumb) – Full
No. 81 TE Josh Whyle (Concussion) – Full
*Monday’s report is an estimation, Titans held walkthrough *
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