Steelers' head coach Mike Tomlin addressed the media today in his weekly news conference, and he outlined the injury situation the Steelers face heading into Week 3.
News on the injury front is very positive as the only players listed were rookie running back/wide receiver Dri Archer (ankle) and nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder). Both players participated in practice on a limited basis on Monday, but their participation throughout the week will determine their availability Sunday night.
If McLendon is unable to play this Sunday, it very well could equate to the first game-action for rookie nose tackle Daniel McCullers. Cam Thomas would slide to the nose tackle position, but McCullers could be activated for the first NFL game of his young career.
Archer missed the Baltimore Ravens game last week with the same ankle injury, and in his absence Markus Wheaton handled kickoff-return duties, but Archer's versatility in the backfield will be a positive for the Steelers if he's able to participate on Sunday.
Veteran wide receiver Lance Moore was not listed on the injury report, which shows he's preparing to make his Pittsburgh Steelers debut this Sunday.