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Steelers Week 12 injury report: Matt Feiler questionable, Marcus Gilbert and Stephon Tuitt ruled out

Chukwuma Okorafor may yet start the first game of his career on Sunday after Matt Feiler was listed as questionable and Marcus Gilbert was ruled out for the game against the Denver Broncos.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without at least key two players on Sunday and may yet be missing a third after Marcus Gilbert and Stephon Tuitt were ruled out of the game against the Denver Broncos on Friday’s injury report and Matt Feiler was listed as questionable.

After sitting out practice on Wednesday, Feiler was only able to participate in a limited capacity on Thursday and Friday and it would appear he will be a game day decision for the medical staff on Sunday. If he cannot play, rookie Chukwuma Okorafor will see the first start of his professional career in Denver.

With neither Gilbert or Tuitt able to practice at all this week, it is no surprise to see them ruled out for Week 12. For Gilbert, this will be fifth game in a row he has missed with an knee injury, while Tuitt sits for the second time this season because of an elbow issue. Tyson Alualu and Javon Hargrave will deputize in place of Tuitt once again and L.T. Walton will get another opportunity to see some snaps coming off the bench.

Despite injuring his ankle against the Cleveland Browns, Anthony Chickillo was listed as a full participant in practice each day this week and is expected to play against the Broncos.

Denver should see the return of starting cornerback Bradley Roby after clearing concussion protocols, however, he is still listed a questionable to face the Steelers. Inside linebacker Brandon Marshall and safety Dymonte Thomas have already been ruled out of the game.