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Steelers Injury Updates: Porter Limited, No New Injuries vs. Bills



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PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers got a second preseason win in Saturday’s Week 2 victory over the Buffalo Bills, but more importantly, they left Acrisure Stadium without adding to the team’s injury report.

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said after the game that the team had no new injuries and that the only player that played that was limited was cornerback Joey Porter Jr.

Porter had been limited in practice all week after returning from the ankle injury that caused him to miss the team’s first preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Friday.

Tomlin said minimizing Porter’s exposure was about making sure that he’ll be able to play on a short week next Thursday in the preseason finale against the Atlanta Falcons.

“We wanted him to get work not only tonight, but we just think it’s important to get him in as many environments in preparation for the regular season,” Tomlin said. “So we wanted to work him as much as we could work him tonight without absorbing negativity from a health standpoint.”

Five Steelers did not play, with guard Nate Herbig (shoulder), defensive tackle safety Tre Norwood (calf) and Larry Ogunjobi (foot/ankle) all ruled out by Tomlin early in the week. Linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski (shoulder) and nose tackle Keeanu Benton (ankle) took warmups but did not play.

Wide receiver Hakeem Butler was a surprise scratch for undisclosed reasons.


Player Injury Date  Prognosis Roster Status
G Nate Herbig Shoulder Aug. 13 Out this week Active, Did not dress
ILB Nick Kwiatkoski Right shoulder Aug. 11 Undisclosed Active, Did not play
NT Keeanu Benton Left ankle Aug. 11 Day to day Active, Did not play
DT Larry Ogunjobi Right foot/ankle Aug. 9 Out this week Active, Did not dress
DB Tre Norwood Right calf Aug. 6 Out this week Active, Did not dress
CB Joey Porter Jr. Left ankle Aug. 5 Day to day Active, Limited
CB Duke Dawson Left knee Aug. 11 Undisclosed Injured reserve
LB Chapelle Russell II Knee Aug. 11 Undisclosed Injured reserve
CB Cory Trice Right knee Aug. 1 Out for season Injured reserve
RB Alfonzo Graham Torn right labrum July 29 Out for season Injured reserve
DT Renell Wren Torn right Achilles tendon May 17 Out for season Injured reserve

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