Steelers Injury Report: Ike Taylor Out Again; Allen & Lewis Might Be Ready

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin met the media on Tuesday for his weekly press conference to talk about the loss on Sunday to the Dallas Cowboys and the upcoming game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

During his press conference Tomlin updated the current injury status of the team heading into this week of practice. Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (rib) suffered a rib injury this past Sunday and Tomlin said that he would be monitored this week and will obviously be limited at the early portion of the week. They will gauge how he works as it relates to whether or not he will be able to participate on Sunday.

Cornerback Ike Taylor (ankle) will remain out with his fractured ankle but Tomlin did say that he is out of the walking boot and making progress.

Cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke (shoulder) is out with a dislocated shoulder suffered early in the game against the Cowboys and he was placed on injured reserve on Tuesday to make room for free agent cornerback Justin King, who was signed to the 53 man roster on Tuesday.

Tackle Mike Adams (ankle) appears to be ready to practice this week after missing the last three games. He will be monitored over the course of the week. Tomlin did not say if Adams would start at not at right tackle.

Cornerback Cortez Allen (groin) is scheduled to practice and participate this week. Like the others, Tomlin said that he will also be monitored closely during the week.

Cornerback Keenan Lewis (hip) will likely be limited early on in the week according to Tomlin, but the coach is optimistic that he will be able to play this week. Tomlin called the injury suffered by Lewis on Sunday a reinjury of the hip flexor even though after the game he said the injury was one to the groin.