Steelers Injury Report: Beachum Still Sidelined: DeCastro Limited Thursday

The Thursday injury report for Pittsburgh Steelers is now out and it includes a little bit of good news.

First for the bad news. Tackle Kelvin Beachum (knee) and nose tackle Steve McLendon (ankle) both failed to practice again on Thursday and the general consensus seems to be that both won’t play Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.

After not being able to practice on Wednesday, guard David DeCastro (foot) was able to work on a limited basis on Thursday. Friday will now be a big day in determining whether or not he will be able to play on Sunday.

After being limited on Wednesday, linebacker LaMarr Woodley (calf) was able to practice fully on Thursday and it is looking like he might make it back this week after missing the last three games with a calf injury.

Also practicing fully on Thursday were tackle Mike Adams (ankle) and running back Le’Veon Bell (concussion). Bell says he has passed all of his concussion tests so far, so odds are good he’ll play on Sunday baring a setback. As for Adams, he is expected to start at left tackle with Beachum expected to be out.

Defensive end Brett Keisel (foot) has already been ruled out for the Dolphins game and he did not practice on Thursday.

  • Cj2007

    I have a question? If B. Keisel and S. Mclendon are out that means we will only have 4 D-Line dress again. Why don’t we bring B. Arfelt up from the PS and have him dress and play on game day to get some regular season game experience. The Steelers can release one of the many TE’s that aren’t even playing. IMO B. Keisel is done for the season and his career with the Steelers is over when the season ends. Let’s start the youth movement on the D-Line now…. Go Steelers

  • Steve

    Sounds like they took your advice on this one by bringing up Aefelt and Keisel may not be far behind.

  • Cj2007

    Arnfelt should have been on the active roster Monday. The Steelers kill me with that. The person that needs to be released for Arnfelt is LB Kion Wilson. Wilson was a great feel good story for the preseason but he is nothing more then a ST body, an Average one at best. It’s around this time of the season when other teams start raiding teams PS players and if we lost B. Arnfelt to another team I would be pissed. This young man played his butt off this preseason. I can’t remember when a undrafted D-Lineman has come in and played so well at that position for the Steelers. Steeler Nation keep your fingers crossed, GO STEELERS……..

  • greeny

    I cannot believe Bell is practicing after that hit. Still awaiting a fine on Smith for that one. If that was Harrison, that would have been a 1 game suspension.

  • tricitysteel

    I believe the last D-Lineman to be undrafted and show as well as Arnfelt is McClendon, just so you know.

  • Cj2007

    Tricitysteel I suggest you read my post again so you can understand what I wrote. (I said I can’t remember when a undrafted D-Lineman has come in and played so well at THAT POSITION.) That postion is the DE position,Just So You Know….:-) I also don’t need you to tell me nor remind me that S. Mclendon was a undrafted player. S. Mclendon didn’t stand out in preseaon play like B. Arnfelt did as a rookie. S.Mclendon had the luxury of sitting and developing behind the great C. Hampton and C. Hoke while he added weight,strength. Just So You Know IMO S. Mclendon would be much better served as a 3-4 DE. He has the length,size,strength and speed to excel at the position. A. Woods and H. Fangupo are more than capable NT in the Steelers defense.

  • Steeler Wheeler

    Given the possibility that the Steelers O-line may go with 5 illegitimate starters Sunday, maybe Bell should get the day off. I like Dwyer but he’s not under contract after this season and he’s used to running without any blocking…so much so he gets crushed by this site when he doesn’t follow a block..”sorry coach, I could see the block developing but I just assumed our guy would get beat so I didn’t follow it.”

  • Bob Graff

    Here the whole thing in a nutshell the backups will play just as well as the starters. The Steelers have a roster full of average players [yes there may be 3-5 that are good] but for the most part this team is stuffed with average, mediocre talent there is no big drop off when they go to the practice squad. This situation has been there for some time now. Example you can take first rd. draft choice J. Jones out and put anyone in and you will get the same thing. That’s Steeler football 2013.