Sometimes when NFL teams reach the month of December, the healthiest team will be the team to come out victorious. For the Pittsburgh Steelers, they are one healthy unit heading into a Week 15 matchup with the Denver Broncos. When Mike Tomlin met with the media at his weekly press conference Tuesday, the only player who was mentioned on the injury report was safety Mike Mitchell.
Mitchell suffered a shoulder injury on A.J. Green's 66-yard touchdown reception last week, but Mitchell was able to stay in for the duration of the game. Tomlin stated Mitchell could miss some practice time early in the week, and his availability on Sunday will be dictated by his participation in practice leading up to the game.
The extent of the injury was not released, but Tomlin said Mitchell could be "uncomfortable" this week as the team gets ready for their final regular season game at Heinz Field.
There was more good injury news coming from the head coach Tuesday. Both Alejandro Villanueva (illness) and Bud Dupree (tailbone), who both left the game at some point in Week 14, were not named as players who could miss practice time leading up to the next game.
Also, Tomlin mentioned there were no setbacks for players like Heath Miller (ribs), Ryan Shazier (concussion), William Gay (concussion) and Matt Spaeth (knee). A good sign for the Steelers moving forward as they press on in an attempt to punch their ticket to the AFC Playoffs for the second consecutive season.