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Steelers Injury Report: Lance Moore, Brice McCain out Sunday vs. Browns

The Steelers will head into the regular season without starting wide receiver Lance Moore, but still remain a very healthy unit heading into Week 1 vs. the Browns.

Justin K. Aller

Veteran wide receiver Lance Moore and cornerback Brice McCain have both been ruled out for the Pittsburgh Steelers' Week 1 game against the Cleveland Browns this Sunday, per Scott Brown of

Moore hasn't practiced all week due to a groin injury but was hopeful that he'd be able to make his Steelers debut this Sunday. That debut will have to wait at least another week, as the wide receiver now eyes a Week 2 game against the Baltimore Ravens to see his first action with his new teammates.

Moore's absence leaves second-year wide receiver Justin Brown as the starting slot-receiver, but the Steelers very well might put Darrius Heyward-Bey on the outside and move Markus Wheaton into the slot if they're looking for options other than Justin Brown. One option for the Steelers could be to use rookie running back/wide receiver Dri Archer in certain situations in the slot with Moore out of the lineup.

Other than the players ruled out of the game, the Steelers have listed rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant as doubtful with a separated shoulder and offensive lineman Cody Wallace as questionable with a broken finger. Linebacker Sean Spence (knee), tight end Matt Spaeth (hamstring) and long snapper Greg Warren (knee) are all listed as probable for Sunday.

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