Steelers Injury Report: Keenan Lewis Still Unable To Practice Fully On Friday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have wrapped up their Friday practice in preparation for their game Sunday at Heinz Field against the Cincinnati Bengals and the final injury report is now out.

The big name on the list remains cornerback Keenan Lewis (hip), who was listed on the injury report as probable despite only being able to work on a limited basis Friday. Lewis was limited on Wednesday and did not practice on Thursday so you can see where there is still some concern involved with him. It was reported on Wednesday that Lewis stepped in a hole during practice and injured his knee, but not much has surfaced about that since Gerry Dulac first reported it.

Should Lewis be unable to play on Sunday, cornerback Cortez Allen (groin) would likely cover Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green after practicing fully all week. Allen sat out the game last week against the Dallas Cowboys but is listed as probable on Friday.

Cornerback Curtis Brown (knee), center Maurkice Pouncey (illness) and linebacker James Harrison (illness) were all added to the Friday injury report as probable and all three are expected to play Sunday. Also listed as probable after practicing fully again on Friday are wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (rib), defensive end Cameron Heyward (not injury related) and defensive end Al Woods (illness).

Tackle Mike Adams (ankle) did not practice on Friday after being limited on Wednesday and Thursday and he was officially listed as doubtful. Adams is expected to be inactive on Sunday which means rookie Kelvin Beachum will make his fourth straight start at right tackle.

Safety Troy Polamalu (not injury related) returned from his weekly two days off from practice to work fully on Friday and he received his usual probable listing on the injury report.

Cornerback Ike Taylor (ankle) has long been ruled out for Sunday and will be one of the seven inactive players this week.

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  • Mike Carroll

    Just curious, does anyone know if the Steelers offer free flu shots to the players on site at the training facilities? Or have any flu shot policy/recommendations?

    I realize people can still get sick regardless, but was just wondering.