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Steelers Injury Report: Worilds, DeCastro, Sanders, Garvin Remain Sidelined On Thursday


The Pittsburgh Steelers were back on the practice field on Thursday after having Wednesday off for Christmas and latest injury report shows us that a few key players have yet to work this week.

Not practicing on Thursday were linebacker Jason Worilds (abdomen), wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (knee), linebacker Terence Garvin (knee) and guard David DeCastro (back).

Sanders and Garvin both suffered knee injuries last Sunday in the win over the Green Bay Packers and both seem very questionable right now for the regular season finale this coming Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. As for DeCastro and Worilds, Friday will be a big day for both in determining whether or not they will be available come Sunday.

Practicing fully on Thursday were linebacker Jarvis Jones (illness), tight end Heath Miller (not injury related), safety Troy Polamalu (not injury related), defensive end Brett Keisel (foot) and wide receiver Markus Wheaton (finger).

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  • pittsburghjoe

    I think Worilds is too injury prone to offer him alot of money next year. Yes, he would be nice to have if we get him at a very reasonable rate. However, all it takes is one team to over pay or even pull a “New England” like they did on ES.

  • Steve

    We still should have let NE have Sanders. If someone wants to pay Worlds, Bye bye. We cannot afford another problem like we have with Woodley, being overpaid, injury prone and not working for the money.

  • DrakePirate

    A big Yes to Sanders/NE … damn we could have used that 3rd rnd pick !

  • WilliamSekinger

    They will more than likely get a 3rd or at least a 4th for him anyway in 2015, and they retained Sander’s services for this season. Not a bad deal when you think about it.

  • Anthony Renzelli

    Agreed and they draft great wideouts in the middle and late rounds anyways. A much bigger concern is what to do at outside backer. They have an unproven Jarvis Jones, an overpaid, injury prone Woodley, and an on the rise/halfway out the door Jason Worilds. Will be interested to see what approach they take to this year’s draft as they have a lot of holes on defense

  • Brendon Glad

    The players union should consider going back to the table and asking for the old model of standards for how hard they can practice in camp. Ray lewis predicted that the easier camps would leave players ill prepared for the intensity of competing in a regular season football game, and i dare say he was SPOT-ON in that prediction so far. And most definitely for the steelers. So may as well be worilds decastro and sanders now. Wouldnt want to leave too many people out of the injury party.

  • DrakePirate

    I don’t think they will get a 3rd … maybe a 4th for him in 2015, but we could have used that pick now … the sooner the better … Ben’s shelf life isn’t getting any longer … and once he is gone who knows what will happen, hopefully not another 20 yrs before another franchise QB comes along

  • joed32

    Sanders has 65 catches putting him 38th in the league. Counting 2 starters for each team gives you 64 WRs and he’s right about in the middle. It’s the 3 drops that everyone is paying attention to, but Brown has 6, Welker and Marshall have 10 and Megatron has 8. He has been earning his pay and now he will be leaving and hopefully we get a good comp pick from he league.

  • r4kolb

    DeCastro back problems? Backs issues are almost always nagging problems that never go away. Is anyone else a little worried about reading that?

  • r4kolb

    The reason I think his drops are focused on is one for sure cost us a game. Plus I think they seem to be in big situations. Add in the fact he’s middle of the pack and has Ben as his QB and you can see why his ability is questioned.

  • r4kolb

    While I agree with you…..ain’t happening.

  • joed32

    I’m just replying to people who talk like he’s an awful WR when he’s just average.

  • DrakePirate

    U are right, he hasn’t played bad at all and i can’t complain with his productivity … that is not my issue at all … yes he’s had several key drops not just 3 ( i don’t go by the official stats in drops ,, they are way off … my judgement is if the majority of your hands are on the ball it should be a catch … those are my standards now as well as when i used to play !!! )

    My big issue with him is that i just don’t think he fits in our system (he’s too much like AB and Wheaton and i think both are better than him and he’s not clutch so my point is i’d rather have a 3rd rounder and addressed other needs … hopefully we get benjamin and/or a TE like Amaro or Ebron .. thats what i want … clutch receiver in JC, speedy small guys like wheaton and AB with a BIG athletic WR/TE and we create a lot of mismatches what i dont think we need is 3 of the same type of WR’s in AB, Sanders & Wheaton

    But yes … we did get more than his worth this season out of him .. i just didn’t see him as a future steeler and would have rather parted ways earlier with generous compensation … hopefully we do get a 3rd, but somehow i feel it will more than likely be a 4th

  • joed32

    I agree, he won’t be back and would like to have a big dominant WR if they can find one.

  • joed32

    Yep, they gave up a lot on the money side to get less practice time.

  • joed32

    Not yet.

  • Brendon Glad

    Yeah, i know. I doubt they even think thats the reason anyway. I was just surmising. Lewis is prettty smart on that aspect of the game, so i believe him but i agree w both of u that it will not happen. Sure has REALLY damaged the quality of play this year. One of the worst steelers teams i can recall but theyd have a decent shot to win the afc if they get in.

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