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Steelers Injury Report: DeAngelo Williams and Darrius Heyward-Bey ruled out

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced only two players as ‘out’ for the game vs. the Giants in Week 13.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have released their final injury report before the inter-conference game with the New York Giants in Week 13. As it turns out, the Steelers will only be without two players, running back DeAngelo Williams (knee) and wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (foot) for the game at Heinz Field Sunday.

This is great news for the Steelers after a very tumultuous start to the season on the injury front; however, it will make the game day inactive list extremely interesting to watch.

Who will get a helmet on game day, and who will be deemed inactive?

While some are easy guesses (OT Mihalik, QB Mettenberger, and RB Williams and WR Heyward-Bey) the other three players to add to the inactive list might be tough decisions. The Steelers might not have 4 tight ends active, which could mean Xavier Grimble be placed on the list. Daryl Richardson could be another player who could see his time on the game day active list be very short-lived.

All those scenarios could happen, but will the Steelers carry 5 outside linebackers on their game day roster is the main questions fans should be asking. Jarvis Jones, Anthony Chickillo and Arthur Moats will all be competing for playing time, and the team could have one of those three inactive on game day.

It will be worth watching, but check out the complete injury report for both Pittsburgh and New York heading into Week 13.

Pittsburgh

OUT
WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (Foot)
RB DeAngelo Williams (Knee)

New York

OUT
S Nat Berhe (Concussion)
LB Mark Herzlich (Concussion)
DE Owa Odighizuwa (Knee)
G Justin Pugh (Knee)

QUESTIONABLE
C Brett Jones (Calf)
T Marshall Newhouse (Knee)