The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Cincinnati Bengals in convincing fashion on Sunday and, as the team prepares to travel to Georgia to play the Atlanta Falcons, they have some injured players who will hopefully be returning to the lineup.
During Mike Tomlin's Tuesday press conference, he outlined the injury situation the Steelers face before going into their final road game of the 2014 regular season.
The biggest injury news might not have been anyone that suffered an injury, but more about how players responded to playing. Outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, who had been out of the lineup since breaking his wrist in Week 3, was said to be healthy after his first playing time of the 2014 season. Along those same lines, nose tackle Steve McLendon, who had missed the previous two games with a shoulder injury, also left the game without any setbacks.
Both of those players make a difference within the defense, and their health moving forward will have ramifications within the lineup.
Other injury news from the press conference included James Harrison (knee), Ike Taylor (shoulder, knee) and Marcus Gilbert (ankle, knee) who will all be evaluated as the week progresses, but the door will not be closed on any of those three players possibly returning for the upcoming game.
Other than the listed injuries, the Steelers remain a very healthy unit with only three weeks remaining in the regular season.