Steelers Appear To Be Healthy Playoff Team Following Friday’s Practice

The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday at Heinz Field in a Divisional Round playoff game and on the surface, all hands should be on deck for that contest based on the way things transpired during Friday’s practice.

While the team’s final injury report of the week has yet to be released, four of the five players who were listed on it this week, center/guard B.J. Finney (thigh), cornerback Artie Burns (knee), defensive end Stephon Tuitt (elbow) and defensive tackle Javon Hargrave (back), all reportedly practiced on Friday and are now expected to play Sunday against the Jaguars.

As for the fifth player listed on the teams injury report this week, wide receiver Antonio Brown (calf), he was sent home sick Friday by head coach Mike Tomlin, who told the media that he expects him to be back in the building on Saturday and play on Sunday.

Brown practiced fully on Wednesday and Thursday and reportedly might be dealing with the flu.

“I think we’ve all seen Antonio enough that we know what he’s capable of,” Tomlin said on Friday.

I’ll pass along the full Friday injury report to you as soon as it is released but it looks like there really isn’t anything to worry about.

  • CountryClub

    Good news. Hopefully whatever Brown has doesn’t spread through the facility, though.

  • ThePointe

    These players need mandatory flu vaccinations…

  • WB Tarleton

    Even if they did, they only work about half the time.

  • Sam Clonch

    Lot of mountains being made of mole hills the last few days.

  • srdan

    Mike is the man. He seems more focused than ever. I like it.

  • Jones

    Fantastic! Now just take care of business against the Jags, nobody get hurt (Vance), and gear up to punch the Pats right in their smug mouths.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    No excuses. Time to lay it all out there.

  • ThatGuy

    I am absolutely shocked at how healthy we are. Time to show the world who the best team is. Here We Go!!

  • The Chin

    30% effective for the current strain that’s most prevalent

  • dany

    What else is new?

  • Stairway7

    Really flus usually last 3 days

  • Ring4Shaz

    Hydrate Antonio. Let me know if you want me to send you some deer antler spray.

  • Ring4Shaz

    Yeah, old Vance could be the difference maker this year. I’m quietly hoping for him to stay on the field for the next 3 straight games.

  • Gizmosteel

    I see what you did there.

  • Steeler4life

    Great news. Offense, run the ball and run the ball. Take what the defense gives you. Win time of possession. Defense, stay in your gap, tackle and wrap up, create turnovers. Let’s get out of here with a win!!!

  • pittfan

    His last comment had me L’ingOL

  • MJK


  • Jaybird

    See it’s a good thing we play on Sunday and not Saturday- another day for AB to recover from the Flu.

  • Taylor Williams

    I’m gonna rent a Titans jersey. I want to destroy the pats, but it’ll be easier to roll pass the Titans. I hope they win

  • John Hinton


  • Conserv_58

    and one more day for the jags to enjoy balmy Pittsburgh.

  • Conserv_58

    Think he doesn’t realize the magnitude of what’s at stake here?

  • Conserv_58

    Yeah that!

  • Conserv_58

    That’s one major reason why they sent him home.

  • Conserv_58

    They’re healthy. They’re at home. There are no excuses. Finish the job.