Not much in the way of surprises for the Steelers injury report today. NT Steve McLendon (shoulder), CB Ike Taylor (forearm) and S Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) have all been ruled out for Sunday’s game at Heinz Field.
OT Marcus Gilbert (concussion) is listed as doubtful. Mike Adams will get the start at RT with Gilbert being out. There is no backup OT currently on the 53 man roster, so the coaching staff will have to get creative on the line should one of the two tackles go down. The team used Ramon Foster as an emergency tackle in the past, and I would expect them to slide him over if the need arose.
DE Brett Keisel, S Mike Mitchell, S Troy Polamalu and LB Ryan Shazier (knee) are all listed as probable. This will be the rookie linebacker’s 1st game since spraining his knee 4 weeks ago.