Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin met the media on Tuesday for his weekly press conference to talk about the win Sunday over the Washington Redskins and the upcoming game against the New York Giants.
Tomlin updated the injury situation in the first part of the press conference and he said safety Troy Polamalu (calf) and tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle) will be out once again this week.
Tomlin said nothing has changed with safety Ryan Clark (concussion), who suffered a concussion Sunday in the win over the Redskins. Clark will continue with the battery of test that is mandated by the league and will play assuming he passes them.
Running back Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles) has been cleared for individual work on Wednesday and Tomlin says that is a step in the right direction for him. Running back Jonathan Dwyer (quad) is not scheduled to practice on Wednesday as he continues to be evaluated. Tomlin hopes that Dwyer will be able to work on Thursday.
Linebacker Stevenson Sylvester (hamstring) is very questionable for this week and the status of linebacker LaMarr Woodley (hamstring) is still up in the air. Tomlin did say that his hamstring injury looks more promising than Sylvester\’s. Woodley might be limited in the early part of the week according to Tomlin.
Running back Isaac Redman (ankle) and linebacker Brandon Johnson (hamstring) are both scheduled to practice on Wednesday.
Guard David DeCastro (knee) is working on an individual basis right now as he continues to work his way back from his knee injury.