Inside linebacker Vince Williams returned to work after missing three game with an injury, but eight Steelers missed practice on Wednesday during the team’s first session in preparation for this Sunday’s game with the Baltimore Ravens.
Williams hasn’t played since Week 2 against Seattle, but hinted on Twitter on Tuesday that he expects to play this week.
When you’re finally off the injury report 😈 pic.twitter.com/w77XqW9OA2
— Vince Williams (@VinnyVidiVici98) October 1, 2019
Fullback Roosevelt Nix did not practice and head coach Mike Tomlin said during his press conference on Tuesday that he is expected to miss his fourth straight game with a knee injury.
Inside linebacker Anthony Chickillo (plantar fasciitis, right foot) and tight end Vance McDonald (shoulder) also did not practice. They both did not play on Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Defensive lineman Cameron Heyward (quad) and running back James Conner (ankle) were both injured against the Bengals but returned to play. They both missed practice on Wednesday, as well.
Tomlin said on Tuesday that participation in practice this week will be a guide for those four players.
Wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was an unexpected addition to the injury report Wednesday, missing practice with a toe injury. His status is unknown.
Inside linebacker Mark Barron and center Maurkice Pouncey also did not practice for non-injury related reasons.