The Steelers have ruled cornerback Joe Haden questionable for Tuesday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens, while running back Jaylen Samuels will be held out for a second straight game.
Haden injured his knee during the Steelers’ Week 11 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. He missed the team’s first practice session on Tuesday and was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday. The Steelers did not practice on Friday or Saturday, but estimated that Haden would have been limited in each of the sessions.
If Haden cannot play, second-year backup Justin Layne would be next in line to play at outside corner, though versatile slot corner Cam Sutton can also play outside.
Samuels was injured in the Steelers’ Week 10 win over the Cincinnati Bengals and missed the trip to Jacksonville. His absence will be exacerbated by the fact that starting running back James Conner was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list on Saturday and fellow backup Trey Edmunds was placed on the injured reserve list earlier in the week.
Second-year back Benny Snell, Jr. should be expected to start, with rookie Anthony McFarland, Jr. backing up. Fullback Derek Watt and practice squad back Wendell Smallwood could provide depth.