Curtis Brown placed on IR, Steve McLendon out in Week 13 vs. Ravens

Jared Wickerham

The Steelers confirmed Brown is finished for the season, and with McLendon out, it's a matter of some speculation as to who will handle the nose tackle position Thursday against Baltimore.

The Steelers placed cornerback Curtis Brown on injured reserve with a knee injury, one day after sustaining it during a punt return against the Cleveland Browns.

No move has been announced as to who will take Brown's spot on the roster, but on-again, off-again CB Isaiah Green is still on the practice squad.

Nose tackle Steve McLendon suffered an ankle injury in the win, and will not play Thursday when the Steelers travel to Baltimore to take on the Ravens. Some fear McLendon suffered a broken bone, and could potentially miss extensive time, including the remainder of the regular season.

Veteran defensive end Ziggy Hood took some time at nose tackle, and if Brett Keisel returns from a two-game injury absence of his own, it's possible Hood could see some time at nose tackle. Otherwise, Al Woods, who played the bulk of the remaining snaps at nose and had two sacks, could start and maintain the position in the game.

Both teams are 5-6, and it will be as competitive as most other games in this rivalry. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET Thanksgiving Night from Baltimore.

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