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Several players ruled out for Steelers first preseason game against Eagles

Injuries will prevent at least four key names from playing in the Steelers first preseason game of the year on Thursday

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have been carrying a number of injuries at some key positions throughout training camp this year and those bumps and bruises look set to prevent several significant names from taking part in the team’s first preseason game on Thursday.

When speaking to the media for the last time before their game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday, Mike Tomlin made it clear that many of the players carrying injuries would be held out of the contest.

Among the names specifically mentioned by Tomlin were Antonio Brown (quad), T.J. Watt, Bud Dupree (concussion) and Vance McDonald (foot) and all of them have been notably absent from training for several days now. Ben Roethlisberger is also expected to miss the game, but not because of injury.

Brown was back with his teammates at Saint Vincent College on Tuesday and it is hoped he will be able to resume practice after Thursday’s game, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.

As more information becomes available about the status of the Steelers’ injured players, we will be sure to update this post.