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Steelers Injury Report: WR Markus Wheaton To Miss Ravens Game; LB Sean Spence To Practice


Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin met the media Tuesday to talk about the upcoming game against the Baltimore Ravens and updated the injury situation heading into the week of practice.

Tight end David Johnson (wrist) and tackle Levi Brown (triceps) have both been placed on injured reserve and both will have surgery now to repair their injuries suffered last week.

Wide receiver Markus Wheaton (finger) will miss a second consecutive game this week as he is still recovering from his surgery to repair the broken pinky that he suffered in the loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Defensive end Brett Keisel has a muscular injury that he is trying to overcome. They expect him to perk up by the end of the week so he will likely be limited early this week in practice.

Linebacker LaMarr Woodley (knee) has a little right knee inflammation that he is currently dealing with and it could limit him somewhat this week in practice. Both Keisel and Woodley are expected to play against the Ravens.

Linebacker Sean Spence (knee) will indeed practice this week and will likely be limited and help serve on the scout team. Tight end Matt Spaeth (Lisfranc) will continue to stay where he is, so it sounds like he will not practice as he continues to rehab his Lisfranc injury.

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  • steeltown

    Nice to see Spence is suiting up again, even if its just practicing with his Teammates

  • dgh57

    I agree, and with DJ now down for the year having a Spaeth return would be nice also.

  • steeltown

    Agreed. Problem is even after his return it will be weeks before they are comfortable with him as the #2… which means we may be carrying 4TEs on roster this entire season

  • Eric

    I hope next year is a ILB position battle between Williams and Spence

  • Matt Searls

    Glad we have Wheaton but did anyone else see Keenan Allen balling it up last night?

  • Shannon Stephenson

    I believe Spence is more of a MACK then a BUCK linebacker plus I think he was going to be used more against the leagues receiving TE’s and HB’s. He was going to be a specialist. He wasn’t a typical Steeler 3-4 inside linebacker as he was a small guy for the position when drafted.

  • Eric

    Spence is about the same size as Timmons and maybe 10 lbs smaller than Foote. Before he was injured, I was hearing a lot about Spence being the heir apparent to Foote. I just hope he still has his 4.7 fourty speed when he does return. Maybe in 15 years they will make the Sean Spence movie.

  • Douglas Andrews

    Maybe we can get some production from this new guy Richard Gordon?

  • Douglas Andrews

    Hopefully D Moye can get more snaps especially in the Red Zone. Great news for Spence his journey continues moving forward!

  • Shannon Stephenson

    I cannot find anything but I thought he was 220 coming out of college and Timmons doesn’t look 230 to me but that is what the stats say but I have never heard anyone say he was a BUCK linebacker but always a MACK. That is my concern as well is not only he gets back healthy but is he still quick and fast.

  • Eric

    I remember seeing him listed preseason 2012 at 6′ 0″ and 235. Wikipedia has him 5′ 11″ and 231. Timmons is listed at 6′ 1″ and 235. I also want him back with enough speed to cover RB’s coming out of the backfield over the middle. Williams is bigger but pass coverage is still a problem and we have also seen Williams fail to wrap up some tackles tightly. If Williams improves and Spence plays like a 3rd round pick, I would be ok with Spence backing up Timmons and replacing Williams on passing downs. We are also getting deeper at ILB and will not need to draft another ILB next year.

  • ImNumb2Idiots

    Spence was 231lbs coming out of college.. Ran a 4.7 40 (Plays extremely fast). i read hes been a monster in the weight room as of late. Still worried about that Knee but if comes back to the player he was at Miami he will be immediate help in the inside! Kid can ball.. just need to watch how his knee reacts in a game

  • Eric

    This was from Bleacher Report after the 2012 draft:
    The Steelers also got speedy linebacker Sean Spence from Miami (Florida), who is versatile enough to play multiple positions in the 3-4. He needs to add bulk, but he can be a good rotational player and special teams contributor for the Steelers in 2012.

  • Craig Ressler

    Just read Spence weighed in at 231 at the combine and at his pro day.

  • Riverstko

    Yep! Thats the type of productivity you get from most of the first round draft WRs. Maybe we will try that again….one day.

  • Riverstko

    Spence looks small for an ILB, but maybe that can help out covering these new hybrid TEs in the league now.

  • Matt Searls

    Keenan Allen was a 3rd rounder. Two spots before wheaton

  • Shannon Stephenson

    I remember reading somewhere, doesn’t help much when you are not sure where, that LB Coach Butler said he wasn’t a BUCK LB but until I can come up with where I saw it…it is what it is…lol

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