Steelers injury report: Pittsburgh looking much healthier than Jacksonville

Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson (30) Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson (30) Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports /
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CJ Henderson (Groin) Out

CJ Henderson sat out of practice on Thursday. The Jags were hoping to get Henderson back because he is a key young player for this team and his development is important to the rebuilding of this team which will start in the offseason. However, Jacksonville was forced to put him on IR.

Sidney Jones (Achillies) Questionable

Sidney Jones was limited after coming back from an Achilles injury. Jones has dealt with a lot of injuries in his career and I think it has prevented him from reaching his potential. There was a time in his career at Washington that he was thought of as a first-round pick.

Collin Johnson (Hamstring) Questionable

The Texas product was limited on Thursday and that gives him a coin-flip chance of playing on Sunday. Hamstring injuries are hard to predict, but it looks like Johnson is making some progress in that area.

Cam Robinson (Shoulder) Questionable

The Alabama product went down last week with a shoulder injury. The good news for the Jags is that Robinson is a 50-50 chance of going on Sunday. Being limited is a step in the right direction, but the Jags will want him to be a full participant on Friday.

Josh Allen (Hip) Questionable

This is a key player for the Jaguars as he is one of their primary edge rushers. Getting him healthy is important from a development standpoint in the same way that getting CJ Henderson is important for the Jags.

DJ Hayden (Hamstring) Questionable

DJ Hayden was limited on Thursday. Hayden has been terrible in pass coverage and should probably think about moving to safety or he will not be in the league very long. The Jags have a lot of players who are questionable; so, Hayden’s biggest value might be as a number.

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Conclusion

The Jaguars have a lot of players who are questionable for the game. It will be interesting to see the injury report on Friday. I don’t see the Steelers losing this game with all the problems the Jaguars are having whether it is played on the field or injuries. Ben Roethlisberger should have no problem dueling it out with Jake Luton.

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