Steelers tight end Eric Ebron and center/guard J.C. Hassenauer have been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals, while cornerback Joe Haden is questionable.
Free safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, defensive end Isaiahh Loudermilk and outside linebacker T.J. Watt, who all missed some practice time this week, are expected to play.
Ebron and Hassenauer were both injured in the Steelers’ loss to the Chargers on Sunday night, Ebron with a knee and Hassenauer a pectoral injury. Neither player participated in practice this week.
Pat Freiermuth is expected to start at tight end, with Zach Gentry seeing an increased role. B.J. Finney and Joe Haeg are candidates to start at left guard, where the team has already been playing without starter Kevin Dotson.
Slot receiver Ray-Ray McCloud remains on the COVID-19 Reserve List and is not expected to play after missing the entire week of practice.