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Steelers Injury Report: Long list of players don't practice, but not all news is bad

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are beaten up and bruised after Week 3, and after the first day or practice things look bleak, but not all news is bad.

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As if the aftermath of the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 3 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles wasn't enough, the ridiculous amount of injuries Pittsburgh faces will leave some very untested players being on the field Sunday night when the Kansas City Chiefs come to Heinz Field, unless some players get better quicker than expected.

Ryan Shazier (knee), Robert Golden (hamstring), Sean Davis (back), Ramon Foster (chest) and Eli Rogers (toe) are significant players who missed the first practice of the week in preparation of Week 4.

If these players aren't able to play, you will see starters like B.J. Finney and Jordan Dangerfield for the first time in their young careers. Some call it an opportunity, but you have to wonder just how long Pittsburgh can continue to win with the "next man up" mantra.

Nonetheless, not all injury news was bad. Inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons returned as a full participant on Wednesday, a great sign for the defense. Without Timmons in the lineup they would be relying on L.J. Fort and Vince Williams to anchor the middle of the defense, and although those players are tremendous in their own right, the Steelers need Timmons' experience to help them win this Sunday.

The Steelers certainly have an uphill climb ahead of them, and the resiliency of this team will be tested to the max in Week 4. How they respond will be very telling for the team many picked to represent the AFC in Super Bowl 51.

For a complete list of injuries for both the Steelers and Chiefs, see below.

Pittsburgh

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
S Sean Davis (Back)
G Ramon Foster (Chest)
S Robert Golden (Hamstring)
CB Senquez Golson (Foot)
WR Eli Rogers (Toe)
LB Ryan Shazier (Knee)
C/G Cody Wallace (Knee)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
FB Roosevelt Nix (Back)

FULL PARTICIPATION
LB Lawrence Timmons (Shin)

Kansas City

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
LB Tamba Hali (Knee, Hand)
CB Marcus Peters (Illness)
T Jah Reid (Knee, Ankle)
RB Charcandrick West (Ankle)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
RB Jamaal Charles (Knee)
G Parker Ehinger (Concussion)
CB Phillip Gaines (Knee)

FULL PARTICIPATION
LB Sam Barrington (Hamstring)
G Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (Ankle)