Steelers Might Promote Practice Squad Tackle Trevis Turner For Sunday
Steelers beat writers Mike Bires and Mark Kaboly reported via Twitter this afternoon that practice squad tackle Trevis Turner has a good chance of being promoted to the active roster this week due to the injuries on the offensive line. Both left tackle Jonathan Scott and right guard Doug Legursky both seem doubtful this week due to injuries suffered Sunday night against the Colts. Both sat out practice again on Thursday. Scott reportedly has a high ankle sprain while Legursky is battling a left shoulder injury. As it stands right now, Trai Essex would likely get the start at left tackle with Ramon Foster getting the nod at right guard. Rookie right tackle Marcus Gilbert is also battling a shoulder injury suffered against the Colts, but is slated to start his third straight game.
Turner was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Abilene Christian and appeared in all four preseason games with the Steelers this year mostly at right tackle. He is 6 foot 7 kid that weighs 330 lbs. If promoted to the 53 man roster the Steelers would need to release someone on the roster to make room. The Steelers could decide to dress and extra lineman this week as they also have Jamon Meredith and Chris Scott still on the active roster and both would likely dress if the injured Scott and Legursky are inactive this week.