The Steelers first injury report for the week is up for their week 14 game Thursday night against the Cleveland Browns. The Steelers did not practice today so the first injury report is a speculative one based on if the Steelers would have practiced. Listed on the Monday speculative report is wide receiver Arnaz Battle (hamstring), linebacker Chris Carter (hamstring), safety Ryan Clark (shoulder), wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery (knee), running back Jonathan Dwyer (foot), linebacker James Farrior (thumb), linebacker Larry Foote (hamstring), guard Ramon Foster (ankle), linebacker James Harrison (back), nose tackle Chris Hoke (neck), running back Rashard Mendenhall (back), tight end Heath Miller (ankle), running back Mewelde Moore (hamstring), safety Ryan Mundy (neck), safety Troy Polamalu (knee), center Maurkice Pouncey (ankle), running back Isaac Redman (ankle), quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (thumb), wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (foot), linebacker Stevenson Sylvester (knee) and linebacker LaMarr Woodley (hamstring) would have all been limited had the Steelers practiced today. Head coach Mike Tomlin pretty much ruled out Battle and Carter in his Monday press conference today and the only other players mentioned by Tomlin today were Dwyer, Hoke, Foote, Foster and Woodley. Foster was regarded as questionable by Tomlin and it looks good for Foote to return this week as well.
It is not uncommon for theses short week injury reports to start out long and Tuesday will be a better reflection of how healthy the team is overall. In other words take this first injury report with a grain of salt.
For the Browns on Monday, they had a walk-through with linebacker Chris Gocong (hip), running back Montario Hardesty (calf), quarterback Colt McCoy (knee) and defensive lineman Jayme Mitchell (ankle) working fully today. Defensive back Mike Adams (shoulder), running back Peyton Hillis (hip) and offensive lineman Tony Pashos (ankle) were limited. Linebacker Quinton Spears (hamstring) and safety T.J. Ward (foot) did not participate and have already been ruled out for Thursday night.