Pittsburgh Steelers' head coach Mike Tomlin addressed the media Tuesday at his weekly press conference, and in doing so addressed the team's injuries heading into a Week 16 matchup vs. the Kansas City Chiefs.
New additions to the injury report were safety Mike Mitchell (groin) and tight end Matt Spaeth (hyper-extended elbow). Both players could be limited throughout the week, but their participation in practice will ultimately give a better glimpse of their potential availability Sunday.
If Mitchell is unable to play Sunday, Will Allen would be the player to replace him along side Troy Polamalu in the secondary. If Spaeth also was unable to play, back up tight end Michael Palmer would fill Spaeth's role in certain offensive packages.
Tomlin also gave a run down of the previously injured players and their potential availability for the upcoming game. James Harrison (knee), Ike Taylor (shoulder, forearm) and Marcus Gilbert (ankle) all will be evaluated as the week progresses, but Tomlin was positive about having their services at Heinz Field this Sunday.
Lawrence Timmons and Troy Polamalu both missed plays in the game Sunday, but were not listed on the injury report Tuesday.