The Steelers finished up their preparation on Friday for their Week 15 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts where they look to end their three-game losing streak. In the final injury report for the Steelers for Week 16 courtesy of the Steelers PR Department, the Steelers have 4 players listed as questionable for Sunday.
The Steelers made a roster move just minutes after releasing the injury report placing Ulysees Gilbert III on the Reserve/Injured List with an ankle injury. By moving Gilbert to IR, the Steelers have room to place Vince Williams back on the active roster from the Exempt List after returning from the Reserve/COVID-19 List earlier this week.
We have placed LB Ulysees Gilbert III on the Reserve/Injured List, which makes room on the Active/Inactive roster for LB Vince Williams, whose two-day COVID-19 roster exemption expired. https://t.co/hBsWq6oY3R— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) December 25, 2020
Going into Friday’s practice there were four players, including Gilbert, who did not participate on Wednesday or Thursday. Stephon Tuitt missed two days with a back injury but returned as a full participant on Friday and carries no injury status for Sunday. Olasunkanmi Adeniyi returned as a limited participant on Friday with a shoulder injury as is listed as questionable for Sunday. Marcus Allen missed the first two days of practice due to the shoulder stinger he sustained in Monday night’s game and was unable to return to practice again on Friday. Surprisingly, Allen is listed as questionable for Sunday despite not practicing all week.
On Thursday, the Steelers added kicker Chris Boswell to the injury report with a groin injury which had him limited in practice. On Friday, Boswell did not practice and is listed as questionable for Sunday. The Steelers still have kicker Matthew Wright on the practice squad who could be elevated to the game-day roster again if needed much like Week 13 against Washington.
UPDATE: There are conflicting reports as to Boswell’s participation on Friday. The Steelers PR Department reported Boswell did not practice while Steelers.com has him listed as limited. Both places have him questionable for Sunday.
A new addition to the injury report was running back Anthony McFarland who missed Friday due to an illness. He is also listed as questionable for Sunday.
As for the Colts’ official injury report, you can see the names below courtesy of Steelers.com.
Indianapolis Colts Participation/Injury Report, Week 16
T Anthony Costanzo (Knee/Ankle) - Questionable
WR Marcus Johnson (Quadriceps) - Out
DE Al-Quadin Muhammad (Ankle) - Questionable
T Braden Smith (NIR) - Out
Friday, December 25
DT/DE Denico Autry (NIR) - Full
DT DeForest Buckner (Ankle) - Limited
TE Trey Burton (NIR) - Full
T Anthony Costanzo (Knee/Ankle) - DNP
DE Justin Houston (NIR) - Full
WR Marcus Johnson (Quadriceps) - DNP
QB Phillip Rivers (Toe) - Full
TE Mo Alie-Cox (Knee) - DNP
DE Al-Quadin Muhammad (Ankle) - Full
G/C Quenten Nelson (Back) - Full
TE Jack Doyle (Quadriceps) - Full
S Julian Blackmon (NIR) - DNP
WR T.Y. Hilton (NIR) - DNP
LB Darius Leonard (NIR) - DNP
CB Kenny Moore II (NIR) - DNP
T Braden Smith (NIR) - DNP
DE Kemoko Turay (NIR) - DNP
For more information on the Steelers injury report, check out the injury report podcast below.