Pittsburgh Steelers injury report: Two starters missing in Jacksonville

Stephon Tuitt Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
Stephon Tuitt Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) /

The Pittsburgh Steelers could be without these names as they look to win their sixth against, taking on the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Stephon Tuitt – Tuitt has been ruled out after dealing with a hyperextended elbow following Week 10. This is his first game he’ll miss this season, as Tyson Alualu will get the start. This will likely be the first time LT Walton sees the field since Week 2. Tuitt just had his second child on Friday, so missing the game may not be a bad thing.

Marcus Gilbert – Gilbert will miss his fourth consecutive game because of knee trouble. Matt Feiler will remain the starter in his absence. So far, Feiler has given Pittsburgh no concern to rush Gilbert back, which is a good thing as they prepare him for a playoff push.

Mason Rudolph – The Steelers know that Josh Dobbs is their backup quarterback right now. He threw a pretty impressive pass against the Carolina Panthers, meaning it won’t be anytime soon that Rudolph is suited up for a game.

Justin Hunter – James Washington has the upper hand on Hunter for the time being. It has continued to flip-flop all year, so you can only assume from the previous week. Last week, Washington got his number called, so we have to assume that it’ll be the same in Week 11.

Zack Banner – Banner is a healthy scratch, as the Steelers don’t have a pressing need at offensive line. The young interior lineman probably won’t see the field this season unless something drastic happens.

Marcus Allen – Marcus Allen continue to try and work his way into the lineup, but right now, nothing has changed. He’s a healthy scratch from week-to-week as he continues to develop.

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Brian Allen – Brian Allen has shown promise this season, but not enough to get on the field. He won’t see the game this week, but you have to assume that the worse Artie Burns gets the better Allen’s chances of being active become.