Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin met the media on Tuesday to discuss the upcoming game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Tomlin gave an injury update during his press conference and said linebacker Brandon Johnson (hamstring) has a hamstring injury and that he can be characterized as questionable this week. The same goes for linebacker Stevenson Sylvester (shoulder), who has a left AC sprain. Tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle) flew to Charlotte on Monday to see a specialist concerning his injured ankle. Tomlin said that it was discovered that Gilbert has a tendon injury, but it will not require surgery. Gilbert is deemed week-to-week and will be out this week.
Linebacker Chris Carter (hamstring) and safety Troy Polamalu (calf) will both be out this week. Running back Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles), running back Isaac Redman (ankle), center Maurkice Pouncey (knee) were all deemed as questionable for this week by Tomlin. Tomlin says all three are day-to-day and will be monitored as the week progresses.
Linebacker LaMarr Woodley (hamstring) is scheduled to play against the Bengals as Tomlin said that is the plan right now.
With nose tackle Alameda Ta\’amu being suspended for two weeks, it will open up a roster spot and John Malecki will be promoted from the practice squad this week. Tomlin did not rule out the possibility that 8 linemen will dress this week instead of the normal 7 due to the health of the offensive line.