Steelers vs Eagles: Week 3 Injury Report


The Steelers travel across Pennsylvania to visit the Philadelphia Eagles in another chapter of the keystone state rivalry.

It’s that time of the week again: to see who will and who will not play against the in-state rival Philadelphia Eagles. This is the weekly Steelers Injury report.

The Pittsburgh Steelers were without a few key pieces in week 2’s match up against Cincinnati, but were able to get linebacker Ryan Shazir back in time from a knee injury. For week 3 we hope to get as many players back as possible, starting with the man who plays opposite of Antonio Brown.

The Bad:


On the up-and-up:

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Markus Wheaton, WR (Shoulder) Day-to-day: Wheaton was a full participant during Wednesdays practice after missing Sundays home game vs Cincinnatti. His availability has been a mystery in this premature 2016 season thus far. Although listed as day-to-day this week similar to the past 2 weeks, Wheaton being a full participant in practice is an encouraging sign for the Steelers.  He was listed as day-to-day for weeks 1 and 2 but was not active for either game. Although Wheaton did not play in week 2 after practicing all week, he has given encouraging news to Steelers Nation that he will play week 3. Since Wheaton is back on the field with no limitations, we should expect him to stick to his word and play against the Eagles. However, he may relinquish some reps to Sammie Coates in order to ease back into game action.

"“I am feeling good out there, It went pretty good. It went really good.”– Markus Wheaton"

Cody Wallace, C (Knee) Day-to-day:  Backup offensive lineman Cody Wallace did not participate in Wednesdays practice. Although he practiced last week, he is now is being held out after being sidetracked on his recovery.

Wallace suffered a hyperextended knee during the Steelers preseason match up against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Steelers want Wallace as back as possible to provide quality depth to a historically banged up offensive line unit.

Roosevelt Nix, FB (Back) Day-to-day: No new developments have been made on the Steelers fullback. Nix missed the previous 2 games with a back injury and has been listed as day-to-day. Nix is probably not going to see his first game action of 2016, although practicing for the first time on Wednesday in limited participation.

The old man’s club: starters that are not injured but still did not practice:

DeAngelo Williams, RB, (Rest) Non-injury Related: The 33 year old running back DeAngelo Williams was sidelined again Wednesday to rest.  The former 1st round pick has accumulated 58 carries in his first 2 games of 2016, an extremely heavy workload for a running back of any age. He has done an excellent job filling in for Le’Veon Bell, tallying 237 yards on those carries in addition to 10 catches for 66 yards, and 3 total touchdowns. Expect more of the same from DeAngelo against Philadelphia.

Ramon Foster, G, (Rest) Non-injury Related: After playing 100% of the teams snaps in Sunday’s divisional victory against the rival Bengals per Pro Football Reference, Foster did not practice to rest.  After turning 30 this past January, Foster is simply resting his old, worn body after facing a formidable Bengals defensive line. As a result of this, Foster shouldn’t miss his start against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Next: Steelers News: Ben Roethlisberger, Carson Wentz, Antonio Brown

The rest of the squad:

Chris Hubbard, G, (Rest) Non-injury Related; Senquez Golson, DB, (Foot) Out; Bud Dupree, LB, (Abdomen) I;, Kevin Anderson, LB () IR; Ladarius Green, TE, (Ankle), PUP; Martavis Bryant, WR () Suspended; Le’Veon Bell, RB () Suspended