The Pittsburgh Steelers injury report has once again had a significant impact on the list of inactives for Sunday, with all the of the players designated as doubtful on Friday among the names sitting against the Atlanta Falcons.
Vince Williams will miss a game for the first time in his professional career because of an injury, snapping a streak of 83 consecutive regular season games played. Morgan Burnett misses out for third time in his short Steelers career as he continues to struggle with a groin problem and Darrius Heyward-Bey sits for the first time this season due to an ankle issue. With Heyward-Bey sidelined Justin Hunter get a rare chance to dress.
Despite his elbow injury, Mike Hilton will still play against the Falcons and should be even easier to spot on defense wearing a brace on his arm. Despite missing a day of practice on Thursday, Marcus Gilbert looks good versus the Falcons.
For Mason Rudolph, Zach Banner, Marcus Allen and L.T. Walton, it is just another normal Sunday on the inactive list, with none of them expected to suit up on game day without an injury to one of the names ahead of them on depth chart. Recently promoted cornerback Brian Allen is active in his first Sunday on the 53-man roster.