Five injured Steelers players did not take part in the team’s practice on Wednesday, including a previously unannounced injury for tight end Eric Ebron.
Ebron missed practice with a hand injury. He did not appear to be in any difficultly during the Steelers’ Week 5 win over the Philadelphia Eagles and was not mentioned by head coach Mike Tomlin as a player that was expected to miss practice time this week.
He was joined on the sidelines by wide receivers Diontae Johnson (back) and JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) and linemen David DeCastro (abdominal strain) and Maurkice Pouncey (foot).
Smith-Schuster, DeCastro and Pouncey were all injured against the Eagles. Smith-Schuster has missed several mid-week practices with his knee issue, but it has not caused him to miss any game time.
Linebacker T.J. Watt was a limited participant in practice with a previously unannounced shoulder injury.
Fullback Derek Watt (hamstring) and linebacker/safety Marcus Allen (plantar fasciitis) were both full participants in practice after missing the Eagles game.
Also getting the day off on Wednesday were veterans Ben Roethlisberger and Stephon Tuitt, who were listed with a non-injury designation.