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Steelers Injury News: One Starter Questionable vs. Cardinals



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Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Montravius Adams runs out of the tunnel for his team's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Oct. 29, 2023. -- Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have ruled nose tackle Montravius Adams as questionable to play in this Sunday’s Week 13 game against the Arizona Cardinals, the club announced in its final injury report on Friday.

Adams has been dealing with an ankle injury since the team’s Week 9 win over the Tennessee Titans. He was a limited participant all week leading up to the Week 12 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, but did not suit up in that game.

This week, Adams was a full participant in both Wednesday and Thursday’s practice, but was limited on Friday leading into his questionable designation.

Keeanu Benton has been starting at nose tackle in Adams’ place and will likely do so once again if he’s unable to play. Armon Watts has drawn into the lineup as the sixth defensive lineman.

Three injured Steelers players were not given injury designation for the game, and are expected to suit up.

Safety Minkah Fitzpatrick is set to return from a weeks-long absence for a hamstring injury. He was a full participant in practice all week.

Wide receiver and punt returner Calvin Austin III, who suffered an ankle injury late against the Bengals, was a full participant in practice on Friday after being limited on Thursday and missing Wednesday.

Cornerback James Pierre, who played last week after being listed as questionable with a shoulder injury. He did not practice on Thursday and was limited on Friday but is again exception to play.

Additionally, wide receiver Dionate Johnson, who missed practice on Thursday with an illness, returned to practice on Friday and is set to play. 


Player Injury Date  Prognosis Roster Status
WR/PR Calvin Austin III Ankle Nov. 26 Day to day Active, FP on Fri.
CB James Pierre Shoulder Nov. 22 Day to day Active, LP on Fri.
DB Elijah Riley High ankle sprain Nov. 19 Week to week Injured reserve (Wk. 16)
SS Keanu Neal Rib Nov. 12 Unknown Injured reserve (Wk. 15)
ILB Kwon Alexander Achilles Nov. 12 Out for season Injured reserve
ILB Cole Holcomb Left knee surgery Nov. 2 Out for season Injured reserve
NT Montravius Adams Right ankle Nov. 2 Day to day Active, QUES vs. Ariz.
FS Minkah Fitzpatrick Right hamstring Oct. 29 Day to day Active, FP on Fri.
LB Chapelle Russell II Knee Aug. 11 Out for season Injured reserve
CB Cory Trice Right ACL tear Aug. 1 Out for season Injured reserve
RB Alfonzo Graham Torn right labrum July 29 Out for season Injured reserve
DT Renell Wren Torn right Achilles tendon May 17 Out for season Injured reserve

Nick Farabaugh provided reporting from Pittsburgh.