The Pittsburgh Steelers could be shorted handed at cornerback and along the offensive line on Sunday after Marcus Gilbert was designated as doubtful and both Artie Burns and Coty Sensabaugh were listed as questionable in the final injury report of the week.
While the inclusion of Burns may come as something of a surprise, an ankle injury suffered in training on Friday has put his status in serious jeopardy for Week 9. Although the availability of Sensabaugh is equally in question, it was at least encouraging to note that he was a full participant in the team’s final practice having been limited the day before and held out altogether on Wednesday.
Gilbert began the week as a full participant, but has been downgraded every day since then. From limited on Thursday to out on Friday, his doubtful designation for Sunday means that Matt Feiler will start in his place once again. No player listed as questionable this year on the final injury report has suited up on game day and it seems likely that Cam Sutton will be starting at cornerback against the Baltimore Ravens, with Brian Allen acting as his backup. Mike Hilton may also see snaps on the outside as well.
An illness that kept Cam Heyward out of team’s final practice session is not expected to prevent him from playing on Sunday. Given Bud Dupree was forced to miss a day of training with an illness earlier in the week, it seems safe to assume that Heyward is dealing with the same bug.
If the Steelers are struggling with injuries at cornerback, the Ravens have some notable concerns along the offensive line. Both starting tackles have already been ruled out of the contest, while guards Bradley Bozeman and Alex Lewis are both questionable for the game. Newly acquired running back Ty Montgomery may get to play sooner than expect with Alex Collins also questionable.
Game status vs. Steelers:— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) November 2, 2018
OUT: James Hurst (back), Ronnie Stanley (ankle), Tim Williams (ankle)
Questionable: Bradley Bozeman (calf), Alex Collins (foot), Marlon Humphrey (thigh), Tony Jefferson (hamstring), Jordan Lasley (hamstring), Alex Lewis (neck), C.J. Mosley (thigh)