The Pittsburgh Steelers will likely be without seven players this week, including offensive lineman Marcus Gilbert.
Here is who could be out this week against the Browns:
Marcus Gilbert – Gilbert has a knee injury and will probably be out this week. He looks like the only one who is injured this week. He will be replaced by Matt Feiler.
Mason Rudolph – Rudolph is still the number three quarterback and thus will be inactive.
Zach Banner – Zach Banner is the nineth lineman on the roster and so he should be inactive this week. Chukswoma Okorafor will be the top backup at tackle this week.
LT Walton – Walton is the sixth defensive lineman on the roster this week.
Marcus Allen – Allen has not dressed for a game this year and so with the team relatively healthy, he should be inactive again this week.
Justin Hunter – The Steelers will be looking for inactives and with James Washington becoming the number three receiver and the potential he holds, Hunter is expendable. Hunter also does not help his situation with his lack of special teams ability.
Brian Allen – This is probably the hardest spot to predict, but with Heyward-Bey back, they won’t have as much of a need at gunner. Allen is still developing as a corner so this could make him an inactive this week.
Pittsburgh looks too keep their winning streak alive as they take on the Cleveland Browns in Week 8. Le’Veon Bell’s return appears to be coming soon, but they’ll continue to ride with James Conner in Week 8. That could be impacted if the offensive line is without one of the strongest pieces.
The Steelers official injury report will contain most if not all of these names. Look for the official list to be released prior to game time at 1pm EST, this Sunday.