The Pittsburgh Steelers are certain to be without two players on Sunday and are likely to be missing a third after Morgan Burnett and Darrius Heyward-Bey were ruled out due to injury and L.J. Fort was listed as doubtful on the team’s final injury report of the week.
Morgan Burnett and Darrius Heyward-Bey have been ruled out for the Bengals game. Linebacker L.J. Fort is doubtful. All three did not practice all week.— Ray Fittipaldo (@rayfitt1) October 12, 2018
Burnett will miss his fourth consecutive game in his short Steelers’ career, while Heyward-Bey will sit for the second time in as many weeks. Although Fort has been listed as doubtful, no player given that designation on Friday has played the following game and it would be a surprise if the linebacker dressed on Sunday. All three players missed every day of practice this week. With Heyward-Bey sidelined, Justin Hunter should get another chance to suit up in Week 6.
Thankfully, despite a calf problem, Terrell Edmunds was still able to train all week and his absence from the injury report suggests he should be good to go against the Cincinnati Bengals. Likewise for Vince Williams who was also a full participant in practice each day and is set to return just in time to replace Fort.