Steelers Injury Updates
Steelers Injury Updates: Cole, Harris, Wallace Limited Wednesday
PITTSBURGH — As expected, T.J. Watt did not practice as the Pittsburgh Steelers returned to the practice field at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on Wednesday, but four of the team’s injured players did work as the team began its preparations to play the New England Patriots at Acrisure Stadium on Sunday.
Inside linebacker Robert Spillane was listed as a full participant after suffering an eye injury on Sunday. Running back Najee Harris, cornerback Levi Wallace and center Mason Cole were all limited.
Harris suffered a left foot injury during the team’s Week 1 win over the Cincinnati Bengals and did not return to the game. He practiced without any obvious wrap or bracing on Wednesday, though Harris noted that the pace and intensity of the session made it more like a walkthrough.
Jaylen Warren would be expected to shoulder most of the load at running back if Harris cannot play on Sunday, with Benny Snell Jr. filling in and Anthony McFarland Jr. a candidate to be activated from the practice squad.
Wallace and Cole both had ankle injuries in Cincinnati. Cole returned to the game after being hurt, but Wallace did not. Without Wallace, the Steelers kept Cam Sutton at outside cornerback and used Art Maulet in the slot. J.C. Hassenauer briefly replaced Cole.
Mark Gilbert and John Leglue would be potential practice squad elevations if Cole and Wallace cannot play this week.
DeMarvin Leal (knee) and Cam Heyward (undisclosed), who were both banged up late in the game, were not listed on the injury report and are fully healthy.