Steelers Versus Titans Injury Report: Will Johnson, Jarvis Jones And Heath Miller Limited Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released their first injury report of the 2013 season on Wednesday for their upcoming game Sunday against the Tennessee Titans and as expected, it shows that running back Le’Veon Bell (foot) did not practice.

In addition to Bell being listed, tight end Heath Miller (knee), linebacker Jarvis Jones (chest) and fullback Will Johnson (hamstring) all were listed as being limited participants Wednesday.

Miller is not expected to play Sunday against the Titans as he is just now starting to ramp up his work following his removal from the PUP list over the weekend. Head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday during his press conference that they will monitor how Miller’s body responds to increased work over the course of the next few weeks.

Jones being limited is probably not too surprising but Tomlin made it clear on Tuesday that his first-round draft pick would be on the field against the Titans. Jones suffered an injury to his chest in the third preseason game, but did practice Monday. He said after practice he is fine and will be good to go Sunday.

As for Johnson, he appears to be questionable for Sunday as he continues to rehab the hamstring injury that he suffered in the preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers. Tomlin did not rule him out on Tuesday and made it clear that they will leave the light on for him as long as possible.

According to Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider, Johnson said Wednesday his hamstring is currently 80-85%. He did not scrimmage today, but did run sprints on the side.

  • steeltown

    Well running sprints is a good sign, man I know at times pretty severe hammie injuries can make it hard to even that’s somewhat encouraging. Hopefully when he gets to 100% he stays that way, don’t want him hampered with a hamstring all season long.

    Just seeing Millers name on the participants list awesome

  • Alexander Sebastian Heath

    I am not concerned with our talents on roster, am just more worried about playing down to an “inferior” talented team. Even back in 2010 where big Ben got hurt, we got 11 TO in just one game, we didn’t put the game away until the game clock goes down to 0:00. I suspect we will utilitize our RBs much as we did with how we used Mewelde Moore, a reliable running game that would be ran when we exploit the defense rather than “running the clock down”.

  • 2443scott

    i hope steelers just let the guys heal before they toss them back into the fray …sure wont do the team any good swaping in one hurt player for another every other game ..i dont want to hear all year next man up again over and over….and some one get steelers to hire troys new therapist to work on rest players..

  • Douglas Andrews

    I know right!. Troy’s play on the field looks like he is about 10 years younger..

  • Informed reader

    I agree completely. No matter who the player is, I would rather have him miss one or two games now than have some lingering issue for the entire season.