The Week 14 game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals was one of the most physical games in recent memory. Luckily for the Steelers, they remain a relatively healthy team heading into their Week 15 game against the Denver Broncos at Heinz Field.
Dupree (back), Miller (ribs), Mitchell (shoulder) and Spaeth (knee) did not practice today.— Ray Fittipaldo (@rayfitt1) December 16, 2015
The trio of starters who missed Wednesday's practice were Bud Dupree (back/tailbone), Mike Mitchell (shoulder), Heath Miller (ribs) and Matt Spaeth (knee).
For the knee-jerk fan who wants to worry about these players missing practice, there is no need to have any cause for concern until one of these players misses Thursday or Friday's practice session. Miller and Spaeth have been given Wednesday practices off for maintenance by Mike Tomlin for the majority of the 2015 season. On top of this simple fact, is how Tomlin mentioned no setback for Miller or Spaeth after the Bengals game.
If there is cause for concern about any player(s), it would be Dupree and Mitchell, especially Mitchell. Tomlin said how Mitchell would be "uncomfortable" throughout the week, but with the Denver game being the last home game, and a huge game in the Steelers' quest for the postseason, it is doubtful Mitchell or Dupree would miss the game.
The Steelers and Broncos kickoff is set for 4:25 p.m. EDT at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA.