Nose tackle Carlos Davis, tackle Chukwuma Okorafor and wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster did not practice on Wednesday, while four Steelers were limited in practice by injury.
Davis, who has a knee injury, has been out since the season opener at Buffalo. He would be the starting nose tackle with Tyson Alualu out long term with a broken ankle. Instead, Isaiah Buggs has filled that role.
Okorafor suffered a concussion against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 3 and remains in the league’s protocol. If he cannot go, either Zach Banner, returning from the injured reserve with a knee injury, or Joe Haeg, will start at right tackle.
Smith-Schuster (ribs) was injured in the first half against the Bengals and replaced by Ray-Ray McCloud.
The team had already been playing without Diontae Johnson, who was limited in practice on Wednesday. Johnson injured his right knee on the final play of Week 2’s loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.
Outside linebackers Alex Highsmith and T.J. Watt, who both missed Sunday’s game against the Bengals with groin injuries, were also limited in practice on Wednesday. Jamir Jones and Derrek Tuszka replaced them against Cincinnati.
Also limited was backup guard Rashaad Coward, who was a new addition to the injury report with an ankle issue.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger also did not practice and is still bothered by the left pec injury that limited him last week, but he is once again expected to play. Roethlisberger does not typically practice on Wednesdays.