On Wednesday the Pittsburgh Steelers (9-0) held their first of three practices prematurely of Sunday afternoon’s sport towards the 1-Eight Jacksonville Jaguars.
Most notably, three gamers missed observe resulting from both sickness or damage, with operating again Trey Edmunds out with a hamstring damage suffered towards the Bengals, and fellow RB Jaylen Samuels sidelined by a quadriceps problem.
In the meantime, linebacker Jayrone Elliott was held out of shape resulting from an sickness, a designation we appear to be seeing increasingly more typically on the participation report.
three Gamers Returned to Follow
There was additionally fairly a bit of fine information from an damage perspective. First, rookie operating again Anthony McFarland returned to observe after being held out of the classes final Thursday and Friday resulting from an unspecified sickness. (He was additionally inactive for the 36-10 win over the Bengals.)
Backup defensive deal with Isaiah Buggs (ankle) was additionally a full participant on Wednesday after lacking the Bengals sport.
Lastly, in maybe the most effective information of all, slot cornerback Mike Hilton (shoulder) was again at observe as a full participant. Hilton hasn’t performed because the 38-7 win over Cleveland in Week 6, and the 4 video games he has been absent are the one video games he has missed since he broke into Pittsburgh’s lineup in 2017.
Additionally, as per common for a Wednesday, a half-dozen veterans had observe off, together with heart Maurkice Pouncey, proper guard David DeCastro, left deal with Alejandro Villanueva, defensive finish Stephon Tuitt and broad receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster.
In the meantime, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (who additionally loved a “upkeep day” on Wednesday) half-jokingly lobbied head coach Mike Tomlin for additional day without work this week after he performed so nicely towards the Bengals, regardless of lacking all three of final week’s practices. However Tomlin rejected the thought of further load administration for Huge Ben, who responded to Roethlisberger’s question by saying, “I’ll see you at observe on Thursday.”
By no means thoughts that Roethlisberger was named AFC Offensive Participant of the Week for his effort towards Cincinnati. Or that the Steelers may have a fast turnaround after the Jaguars sport, with a Thanksgiving Night time tilt towards the Baltimore Ravens scheduled simply 4 days later.
Chris Wormley Returns, Too
In a single different bit of fine information, defensive lineman Chris Wormley (knee) additionally returned to observe on Wednesday, although he stays on the injured reserve record. The Steelers now have 21 days to advertise him to the energetic roster, or he should stay on IR for the remainder of the 2020 season.
Jacksonville Jaguars Harm Replace
As for Sunday’s opponent, the Jaguars had a dozen gamers who both missed observe or had been restricted members on Wednesday.
That features beginning quarterback Gardner Minshew II (thumb), who the Jaguars have already dominated ‘out’ towards the Steelers, so a rookie QB will begin in his place. That additionally consists of Jacksonville’s No. 1 operating again, undrafted rookie James Robinson (shoulder), who already has 155 carries for 689 yards and 5 touchdowns.
Former Cincinnati Bengals tight finish Tyler Eifert—who appears to be perpetually injured—additionally didn’t observe, ostensibly resulting from a “scheduled day without work.”
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