With the exception of a change to the names receiving a veteran rest day, the Pittsburgh Steelers injury report on Thursday looked exactly the same as it did on Wednesday.
While Joe Haden, Maurkice Pouncey and Antonio Brown returned from their day off, it was the turn of Ramon Foster to take his on Thursday and status quo for the rest of the names on the injury report. Anthony Chickillo (ankle), Marcus Gilbert (knee) and James Conner (ankle) remain sidelined by injuries and Gilbert is expected to miss his eighth game of the season in Week 14. Conner has already been ruled out.
Jaylen Samuels and Stevan Ridley will most likely split the carries at running back in place of Conner, while Matt Feiler will start in place of Gilbert. If Chickillo is not able to go, it should be expected that newly activated Ola Adeniyi would see a significant increase in snaps from his debut last Sunday.
Ryan Switzer (concussion), Morgan Burnett (back), Roosevelt Nix (shoulder) and Kam Canaday (knee) were all full participants at practice for a second day in a row, despite a variety of injury concerns, and all should be expected to play against the Oakland Raiders if they can complete the week’s training on Friday.
The Raiders saw little improvement in their injury report from Wednesday as one new name appeared while another return to practice as a full participant.