Steelers injury report: Sanders, Worilds questiionable for Week 17

Matt Sullivan

Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders will be a game-time decision Sunday in Pittsburgh's regular season finale.

Steelers outside linebacker Jason Worilds is a free agent in 2013, and, like many Steelers players, this could be his final game as a part of the team that drafted him in 2010.

There likely isn't a game he's wanted to play in more this season.

Worilds announced his candidacy for the unofficial Second Half Defensive Player of the Year with a monster game against Cleveland in Week 12. He dominated tackles and tight ends and became a royal pain in the posterior for both quarterbacks the Browns threw out against them, Jason Campbell and Brandon Weeden.

He suffered an abdominal injury in Pittsburgh's win over Green Bay in Week 16 and is questionable for Week 17, but considering his desire to continue his hot streak as he heads into a new contract, it seems logical he'll be out there to some extent.

Ditto for wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, who is also a free agent, even if he's not quite having the kind of season Worilds is. He's also questionable for this game after getting hurt against Green Bay. Odds are much lower for Sanders' return than Worilds, although neither is particularly high, given the state of the Steelers' roster heading into 2014. Pittsburgh drafted Jarvis Jones in the first round, possibly to replace Worilds in 2014, and Markus Wheaton in the third round to replace Sanders.

Both players will want to get out on the field one more time to help bolster their value in free agency, but untimely injuries may prevent that.

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