The Steelers confirmed outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley will not play Thursday as the Steelers take on the host Baltimore Ravens in Week 13 due to a lingering calf injury. Woodley has missed the team's last three games, and was listed as doubtful leading into the game.
The red-hot Jason Worilds will start at left outside linebacker, and Jarvis Jones is expected to take the right side. Worilds had six quarterback hits last week in the Steelers' 27-11 win over the Cleveland Browns. Pittsburgh has 13 sacks and nine takeaways in their last four games, having won their last three, and both without Woodley.
The Steelers will get the returns of defensive end Brett Keisel and safety Shamarko Thomas against the Ravens. Keisel (foot) has missed the last two games, and Thomas has been out since a Week 10 win over the Buffalo Bills. Will Allen filled in for Thomas, and will likely continue to see snaps in the Steelers' sub packages. Ziggy Hood replaced Keisel, and Hood may still see time at nose tackle, filling in for Steve McLendon, who is out with an ankle injury.
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