The Steelers will be out two starting defensive players for the second straight week.
Defensive end Brett Keisel and outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley (calf) will not be in uniform when the Steelers take on the Cleveland Browns Sunday in Week 12. Neither player suited up in Pittsburgh's 37-27 win over the Detroit Lions in Week 11.
Ziggy Hood will replace Keisel and Jason Worilds will shift from right to left to replace Woodley, with rookie Jarvis Jones assuming the right side. Worilds had a sack and four quarterback pressures last week on the left side.
Jones, the team's first round pick, has struggled in pass rush situations this season, will go against Joe Thomas, one of the league's best offensive linemen.
Woodley is one of the league's best pass rushers on a per-play basis. The Steelers' defense doesn't have him rushing on passing downs exclusively; he goes after the passer on average around two of every three pass attempts, which is among the lowest percentages for his position in a 3-4 defense in the league.