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Steelers Injury Report: Pittsburgh 'optimistic' to have Markus Wheaton back vs. the Eagles in Week 3

Mike Tomlin addressed the media Tuesday as they prepare for the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 3. See who was listed as potentially returning to the field this week.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers were able to escape Week 2 with a big AFC North win over the Cincinnati Bengals, but what might be more impressive than the 24-16 win over their rivals, was how the team didn't have any notable injuries following the game.

Mike Tomlin addressed the media at his weekly press conference Tuesday, and he updated several injuries which have been lingering throughout the early portions of the season, but added no new names to the list.

Tomlin labeled Markus Wheaton (shoulder) as "ready to go", but also mentioned his practice participation will be the ultimate indicator of him returning to the team in Week 3. Cody Wallace (knee) also was listed as a player who should return to the team this week, and Tomlin said they are "optimistic" to have these players ready, and available, when the team travels to Philadelphia Sunday.

The other name listed on the injury report was fullback Roosevelt Nix. Nix (back injury) should return to the practice field this week, but Tomlin stated his outlook was not as positive for him returning to the field against their NFC East competition this weekend.

The Steelers (2-0) will play the Eagles (2-0) at 4:25 p.m. EDT this Sunday in Philadelphia, PA.