The Pittsburgh Steelers look increasingly likely to be missing two key starters on Sunday when they take on the Jacksonville Jaguars after Stephon Tuitt and Marcus Gilbert were forced to sit out practice for the second day in a row on Thursday.
Ramon Foster joined Tuitt and Gilbert on sidelines, the beneficiary of his standard veterans day off, while James Conner was once again a full participant in training and seemingly showing no adverse effects from the concussion he suffered in Week 10.
If Conner might be expected to play on Sunday, Tuitt and Gilbert are not. Without a miraculous return to practice on Friday, neither will suit up against Jacksonville. Should they be unable to play, Matt Feiler would replace Gilbert for the fourth game in a row, while Tuitt would be replaced by Tyson Alualu. His absence should also give L.T Walton a rare chance to dress on game day as the backup.
Although the list of names on the injury report is still long for the Jaguars, they are slowly getting some key names back as the week progresses.