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As deflating as the last two weeks have been for the Pittsburgh Steelers, two of their more important starters could be primed to return to the lineup this Sunday night against the Cincinnati Bengals.
According to Teresa Varley of Steelers.com, Mike Tomlin had the following to say regarding injured offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum and defensive end Brett Keisel:
"(Kelvin) has an opportunity this week […] He will be limited in the early portions of the week. Same with Brett Keisel. He had an extensive workout yesterday coming back from his sprain. We will watch him closely and monitor his progress throughout the week."
Beachum (knee sprain) and Keisel (foot) were both sidelined for Pittsburgh’s last game against Miami, so their returns could be definite pluses for the Steelers.
Although Mike Adams played well in Beachum’s absence, Pittsburgh was undermanned and overpowered up front on defense with Keisel out of the lineup. While Cameron Heyward played great, the rest of the hobbled defensive line was gashed far too often by the Dolphins ground game.
The Steelers need all of the help that they can get in the trenches on both sides of the ball, so they can ill afford to have guys like Beachum and Keisel miss any more time.
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