The Pittsburgh Steelers need to have their full compliment of weapons in the AFC Wild Card game Saturday night at Paul Brown Stadium against the Cincinnati Bengals. It isn't as if Martavis Bryant has been absent from the team, but his production certainly has been.
In the past two games Bryant has nearly been invisible, and there is a clear disconnect between receiver and quarterback. Mike Tomlin and company are downplaying any "benching" which took place in Week 17, but were clinging to an apparent neck injury and being sick as the reason for his poor performance as of late.
The neck injury didn't hinder Bryant from being a full participant in practice Wednesday.
Steelers' DNP: CB Gay, LB Harrison, TE Miller (all not injury related), RB Williams (foot), LB Williams (illness). Full: WR Bryant (neck)— Mike Prisuta (@DVEMike) January 6, 2016
The full injury report saw William Gay, James Harrison and Heath Miller all get veteran days off by Mike Tomlin, but DeAngelo Williams (foot) and Vince Williams (illness) sat out of practice.
Jarvis Jones, who missed the majority of the Cleveland Browns Week 17 game, was a full participant and should be ready to play this Saturday night.
Williams did not speak to reporters after practice, but it will be his practice participation which will show his availability for Saturday, not anything the running back says to the media. The Steelers will practice Thursday and likely do a walk through Friday before heading to Cincinnati, OH to settle the score with the Bengals once and for all.