There was some thought that the Steelers might promote wide receiver Tyler Grisham today from the practice squad for the game Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals with wide receivers Emmanuel Sanders and Arnaz Battle out this week, but that was not the case as Grisham did not make the trip to Cincinnati today. This means that the Steelers will only dress 4 wide receivers for the game tomorrow. Veteran wide receiver Hines Ward practiced fully all week after suffering a concussion last week early in the game against the Ravens and Jerricho Cotchery practiced fully on Thursday and Friday after suffering from some knee swelling early in the week. Both were listed on the Friday injury report as probable and both will play.
The Steelers normally like to dress 5 wide receivers, but must be comfortable with the health of Ward for this game. Ward also left the game against the Cardinals with an ankle injury and has only finished one of the last 3 games he has played in. By not promoting Grisham, the Steelers could choose to dress running back Jonathan Dwyer for special teams help. Inactives will be released 90 minutes before kick-off and I will post my predictions later this evening.