The Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t dealing with as many injuries coming out of their Week 7 loss to the Miami Dolphins. As the Steelers took the practice field for their first official day of preparation for the Philadelphia Eagles, there were four players who did not participate while two were limited. In the first injury report of the week courtesy of Steelers.com, there were seven names on the list altogether.
Pittsburgh Steelers Participation/Injury Report, Week 8
Wednesday, October 26
DB Josh Jackson (Groin) - DNP
CB Ahkello Witherspoon (Hamstring) - FP
CB Levi Wallace (Shoulder) - DNP
DT Montravius Adams (Hamstring) - DNP
WR Steven Sims (Hamstring) - LP
TE Pat Freiermuth (Ankle) - LP
DT Larry Ogunjobi (Knee) - DNP
Looking first at the players who missed the Steelers most recent game, both Ahkello Witherspoon and Steven Sims were out due to hamstring injuries. Witherspoon practiced last week each day, granted two of them were limited, and was doubtful going into the game. Sims was unable to practice at all last week and was ruled out on Friday. This week, Ahkello Witherspoon starts off as a full participant while Steven Sims was limited.
One injury that came up during the game was Levi Wallace hurting his shoulder on the Steelers last defensive play of the night other than a kneel down. There was not a lot of optimism from Mike Tomlin in his press conference when it came to Wallace‘s availability this week. On Wednesday, Wallace was unable to take the practice field.
Another player mentioned in the injury report during Tuesdays press conference was cornerback Josh Jackson with a groin injury. Expecting he may be limited early in the week, Jackson was unable to practice on Wednesday.
There were three other players on the injury report which were not mentioned by Coach Tomlin on Tuesday. Montravous Adams did not practice due to a hamstring and neither did Larry Ogunjobi due to a knee. Pat Freiermuth is listed as having an ankle injury and was limited in practice.
As for the Eagles’ injury report, you can see the names below courtesy of Steelers.com.
Philadelphia Eagles Participation/Injury Report, Week 8
Wednesday, October 26
DE Brandon Graham (Hamstring) - DNP
WR A.J. Brown (Not Injury Related - Resting Player) - LP
DT Fletcher Cox (Not Injury Related - Resting Player) - LP
G Landon Dickerson (Not Injury Related - Resting Player) - LP
T Lane Johnson (Concussion) - LP
C Jason Kelce (Not Injury Related - Resting Player) - LP
G Isaac Seumalo (Ankle, Not Injury Related - Resting Player) - LP
CB Darius Slay (Not Injury Related - Resting Player) - LP
DE Josh Sweat (Not Injury Related - Resting Player) - LP
CB Josh Jobe (Shoulder) - FP