The Pittsburgh Steelers held their final practice of the week Thursday ahead of their regular-season finale against the Baltimore Ravens, officially declaring three starters as “questionable” ahead of Week 18.
Among those questionable are safeties Minkah Fitzpatrick and Trenton Thompson, as well as inside linebacker Elandon Roberts. Both Fitzpatrick and Thompson have missed each of the last two games with knee and neck injuries, respectively, while Roberts missed just one game with a pectoral injury suffered in Week 16. Positively, Roberts did share with the media Thursday that he expects to play Saturday, however.
Here’s a look at the rest of the Steelers practice report for Thursday, January 4.
Steelers injury report: Thursday, Jan. 4
DNP: OG Isaac Seumalo (shoulder)
Limited: S Trenton Thompson (neck), DT Cam Heyward (groin), S Minkah Fitzpatrick (knee), LB Elandon Roberts (pectoral), T.J. Watt (rest)
Full: QB Kenny Pickett (ankle), RB Najee Harris (knee)
Starting left guard Isaac Seumalo missed Thursday’s practice with a shoulder injury that he’s been managing for several weeks now, though he was left without any final designation that indicates his availability is in question for Week 18.
Meanwhile, running back Najee Harris was upgraded to a full participant in practice after having missed on Wednesday, listed with a knee injury. Harris’ injury has also been one that he’s managed for several weeks now, having missed or been limited in several practices though he hasn't missed any playing time. Harris’ absence was more likely due to load management on a shortened week, given that the Steelers play the Ravens on Saturday. He totaled 27 carries in Week 17 — the second most of any game in his career — even despite the nagging issue.
*Players in italics indicate a status change from Wednesday’s practice report.