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Steelers Injury Update: One Player Hurt vs. Eagles




The Pittsburgh Steelers got destroyed by the Philadelphia Eagles, 35-13, on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field, but they came out of the loss relatively healthy.

Mike Tomlin only mentioned cornerback James Pierre (foot) when discussing injuries during his post-game press conference in Philadelphia.

“From a health standpoint, James Pierre’s got a foot (injury),” Tomlin said. “He’s being evaluated. The rest of it is what it is.”

Pierre replaced Ahkello Witherspoon at the left cornerback spot in the second half.

Witherspoon (hamstring) was abysmal in his first game back since Week 3, getting torched by A.J. Brown on touchdowns from 27 and 29 yards out in the second quarter. Both touchdowns came on go routes.

Tomlin said Witherspoon’s hamstring injury wasn’t the reason for his poor play.

“No, there’s no excuses regarding the play that we put out there, whether it’s one of us as an individual or us as a collective,” Tomlin said when asked if Witherspoon’s hamstring was OK. “I wouldn’t put him on the field if he weren’t ready to go.”

Kicker Chris Boswell (groin) and backup cornerback Josh Jackson (groin) were both downgraded to out for Sunday’s game on Saturday.

Cornerback Levi Wallace (shoulder) and defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi (knee) were previously ruled out as well.

All-Pro outside linebacker T.J. Watt also was not activated off injured reserve, but it’s expected that he’ll return following the bye week against the New Orleans Saints.

Lastly, safety Damontae Kazee (arm) could also come off IR after the bye.

The Steelers, now 2-6, need all the help (and health) they can get down the stretch.

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