Steelers 2017 Week 4 Injury Report: Watt, Gilbert, Tuitt All Practice Fully Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a big divisional road game this coming Sunday as they’ll be battling the Baltimore Ravens for the lead of the AFC North. Judging by the team’s first injury report of Week 4 that was released on Wednesday, it looks like a few key players might ultimately be back on the field Sunday for that contest. Additionally, a few starters failed to practice on Wednesday.

First, running back Le’Veon Bell (not injury related), quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related), safety Sean Davis (ankle), wide receiver Martavis Bryant (illness), guard Ramon Foster (thumb) and safety Mike Mitchell (hamstring) all failed to practice on Wednesday. Of those players, Foster, Davis and Mitchell are the ones to watch closely the rest of the week as all three suffered their injuries in the team’s Sunday loss to the Chicago Bears.

Limited on Wednesday for the Steelers were outside linebacker Bud Dupree (shoulder) and tight end Jesse James (shoulder). Both players played Sunday and while James did leave the game against the Bears, he was able to return. Dupree will likely start practicing fully again on either Thursday and Friday. He missed the team’s Week 1 game with a shoulder injury, however.

Practicing fully on Wednesday were tackle Marcus Gilbert (hamstring), outside linebacker T.J. Watt (groin) and defensive end Stephon Tuitt (biceps) and that’s great news for the Steelers. All three players sat out Sunday’s game against the Bears and Tuitt hasn’t played since Week 1. Barring setbacks, there’s probably a good chance all three players play Sunday against the Ravens.

Tackle Jerald Hawkins (knee) is no longer on the Steelers injury report.

  • Phil Brenneman II

    Give me Tuitt back please. It will be especially nice to have his demeanor up front vs the Ravens. No disrespect to Alualu but I love me some Tuitt up front.

  • StillersInThe6

    With both teams getting embarrassed last week, and our team rounding into good health, this has the makings of quite a doozy Sunday afternoon. I like our chances of releasing all this pent up frustration this week.

    I’m sure in actuality I’ll be cursing the TV along with Tomlin, Haley, et al when we end up dropping another turd instead.. :/

  • JT

    First good news all damn week!

  • StrengthOfVictory

    All good things. Need a healthy D-line to get after Flacco, and definitely need a healthy O-line to keep Ben upright. It’s going to be a dog fight like always.

  • Michael James

    I don’t know, I’m disappointed in Ben and Bell not practicing. If I were them and I knew how that offense performed last Sunday, I wouldn’t skip a single practice this week. Just not really leader-like in my opinion.

  • Dorian James

    Imagine of full game of Hargrave Tuitt, and Hayward

  • Phil Brenneman II

    I think it will be a lot better than the results we got when we imagined what it would be like to have all of the B’s on the field at the same time on offense lol.

  • Danny Porter

    I am in total agreement. Ben and Bell should be out there after the way they looked last week.

  • Danny Porter

    Can someone tell me the reason Ben is not practicing?
    The offense is clearly out of sinc.

  • Phil Brenneman II

    Might still be tired from all of that sleep he lost after Sunday

  • nutty32

    He’s old, his rotator is old. I’m sure he’s at the meetings and walk throughs with the new game plan for the week. Just not too much value in making him throw 50 – 100 balls early in the week all season.

  • Steelerfan56

    I’ll second that. I’ll bet Brady would sneak onto the field if Bilichek gave him a day off.

  • Steelerfan56

    He doesn’t have to do it all season. Just until he gets it right!

  • Michael Conrad

    So how can you be ready if the QB and top running back don’t practice. I’m hoping but don’t expect a win.

  • Dewayne Braxton

    Lets remember Ben hurt his hand? Resting it may be a good thing. As for Bell, I assume that his day off is need for recuperation of some kind. Every game he has been stuffed. Taken lots of hits. Most likely they need the rest.

  • nutty32

    He throws the rest of the week. Besides sending a message, not sure much else is accomplished by making him throw today. I understand while he’s not Peyton Manning, he’s gotten better at doing extra work with his WR after practice on throwing days.

  • JimK-51

    I don’t!!

  • JimK-51

    I agree!!!

  • Dorian James

    Ouch lol

  • SoCal Steeler

    For the most part all of the guys not practicing are the ones who haven’t been playing well and could use the extra practice. Especially Ben, LeVeon and Martavis. I love them all and try to get them on my fantasy team but none of them have played up to their capabilities as of yet. IMHO of course.

  • LucasY59

    this is a big game this week so I expect the guys like Watt, Tuitt and Gilbert to be playing this sunday (hopefully the time they have missed was enough for them to heal)

  • nutty32

    Pouncey setting the record straight. Seems like they’re focused on football this week and nothing more. Love this team.

  • Rocksolid20

    Bell should be fresh , how many practices has he even been thru ?
    Ben too .

  • ThatGuy

    I don’t expect anything from them anymore

  • MC

    Stoked to have Tuitt and Watt back.

  • MC

    Even though we are far healthier than the ravens, no way do I think we take advantage of that. Another slugger is on the cards.

  • DoctorNoah

    Would love, just for once, to have two starting OLB’s, two starting safeties, three starting DL’s all in one game…

  • heath miller

    KINDA like we kept saying wow cant wait to see ben bryant brown all the killer bees on the field at once .. well we seen it for 3 weeks… avg 19 points a game .. YAWNN lets hope your 3 are better than the killer Bs

  • heath miller

    omg phil .. i didnt see your reply and posted mine and they are the exact same thing lol

  • Dorian James

    Remember what those first two plays against the Browns look like? Try that on for a full game

  • I.P. Freeley

    Ben need as much or more practice es as anyone. “Not injury related” Really?? Why is this okay ?

  • SeventhHeavan

    Both starting safeties could be out against the Ratbirds. Not good. Our backup safeties are horrible,

  • SeventhHeavan

    Yeah he does.

  • SeventhHeavan

    Hes playing old. Maybe he should get some tips from Brady whos 5 years older.

  • I.P. Freeley

    That press conference was a joke. So your demonstrating with your brothers, but you regretted it? You lost sleep over it? Dude get off the fence and get your head right and step your game up.

    This team only goes as far as Ben’s questionable decisions and execution will afford.

  • nutty32

    HGH…….& coconut water

  • I.P. Freeley

    Don’t forget plastic surgery and Brazilian dipping sauce.

  • Nolrog

    Well, that is some good news.

  • Michael James

    In my opinion it’s not even about how fresh they’ll be. It’s more about the sign it sends out. If I completely mess up something at work, I’ll work extra hard the next day and not just take a day off “because it doesn’t matter anymore anyway”.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    both starting safeties are out. hmmm