Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 at 8:32 am
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall strained his Achilles Thursday night in the loss to the Tennessee Titans, but he said Monday after practice that he plans on being ready Sunday night when the team faces the Cincinnati Bengals.
“I’m planning on being able to play,” Mendenhall said. “It’s a little tight. We’re just kind of working through it this week. I’m just taking it day-by-day. It’s not something I’m worried about too much."
Mendenhall has 74 yards rushing on 19 carries since returning from a torn ACL suffered in the regular season finale last year, but Read more [...]
Monday, October 15th, 2012 at 1:26 pm
Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey is highly unlikely to play next Sunday night against the Cincinnati Bengals, according to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Pouncey injured his MCL on the first offensive play in the loss to the Tennessee Titans, and despite reports suggesting that he might be ready for the Sunday night game, it appears that Doug Legursky will make the start at center.
The Steelers also will be without starting right tackle Marcus Gilbert in addition as rookie Mike Adams told the media on Monday that he is slated to start at right tackle against the Read more [...]
Monday, October 15th, 2012 at 1:11 pm
Pittsburgh Steelers rookie tackle Mike Adams said on Monday that he will start at right tackle next Sunday night against the Cincinnati Bengals, according to Mike Prisuta of DVE Radio.
It was reported earlier in the day that starter Marcus Gilbert was spotted with his right foot in a boot after injuring it Thursday night in the loss to the Tennessee Titans. Gilbert posted Monday afternoon on Twitter that he was on a plane heading somewhere, so we can only speculate that he might be headed to see a specialist for his injury.
If Read more [...]
Monday, October 15th, 2012 at 10:24 am
The Pittsburgh Steelers had a long list of injured players following their 26-23 loss Thursday night to the Tennessee Titans and Mike Prisuta of DVE Radio reports Monday morning via Twitter that right tackle Marcus Gilbert, who did not finish the game Thursday night, hobbled out of team facility Monday morning with some sort of boot/device on his right foot.
When Gilbert left the game against the Titans he was replaced my rookie Mike Adams. Should Gilbert not be ready to go come Sunday night when the Steelers play the Cincinnati Bengals, Read more [...]
Monday, October 15th, 2012 at 8:09 am
Tuesday will mark the start of week 7 of the 2012 season and it also marks the open of the first window that allows Pittsburgh Steelers rookie right guard David DeCastro to begin practicing again whenever the team doctors clear him to do so.
DeCastro was placed on the injured reserve list with the new designated to return tag prior to the start of the season after he tore up his right knee in the Steelers third preseason game against the Buffalo Bills.
The new rule states that a player can begin practicing with the team 6 weeks from the date that he was placed on injured reserve, but it also Read more [...]
Monday, October 15th, 2012 at 7:09 am
Injuries to key players really took their toll on the AFC North in week 6 and the Baltimore Ravens may have very well took the brunt of it.
In their 31-29 win Sunday over the Dallas Cowboys it is believed that the Ravens have lost starting cornerback Lardarius Webb for the season to torn ACL and veteran linebacker Ray Lewis could be done for an extended amount of time, and maybe even the season, after suffering a triceps injury.
The injuries did not end there for the Ravens defense as defensive tackle Haloti Ngata sprained his right knee and aggravated a minor right shoulder injury on Sunday Read more [...]
Saturday, October 13th, 2012 at 7:38 pm
On Friday we passed along the word that the MCL injury that Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey suffered on the first offensive play in the Thursday night loss to the Tennessee Titans was not believed to serious.
On Saturday Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that per a league source, Pouncey is not expected to miss much time, if any. That certainly is encouraging news.
Pouncey never returned to the game after his right leg was trapped underneath a pile on the opening pass play and he was replaced at center by Doug Legursky.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said during his Read more [...]
Friday, October 12th, 2012 at 7:22 pm
The Achilles injury suffered by Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall Thursday night against the Tennessee Titans is reportedly a minor one.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports Friday that Mendenhall had the Achilles tighten up on him in the loss to the Titans and that his status for the Sunday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals will be determined by how it responds over the weekend.
In just his second game back since tearing his right ACL at the end of the 2011 regular season, Mendenhall had 6 carries for 6 yards against the Titans with a long run of 5 yards.
The Read more [...]
Friday, October 12th, 2012 at 9:30 am
So you want some more bad news on the morning after the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-23 loss Thursday night to the Tennessee Titans?
I forgot to pass along the comments made by Mike Prisuta of DVE Radio during the pregame radio show last night in which he said that the word he is hearing is that safety Troy Polamalu is pregame radio show expected to miss four weeks of action after re-injuring his right calf last Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Although Prisuta did not elaborate on those comments, or cite his source, the time frame is certainly fathomable, especially when you remember back Read more [...]
Friday, October 12th, 2012 at 4:16 am
Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey played all of one snap in the 26-23 loss Thursday night to the Tennessee Titans and the early word is that the MCL injury that he suffered to the right knee will not be a season ender.
Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that several Steelers players said that they don't believe the injury is serious. "I've been through games like that," left guard Willie Colon told the paper. "Thank God there's no season-ending things.
Pouncey was injured when his right leg got trapped under falling right tackle Marcus Gilbert. It also didn't Read more [...]
Thursday, October 11th, 2012 at 11:19 pm
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had a lengthy injury list to go over following the 26-23 loss in Nashville Thursday night to the Tennessee Titans.
Tomlin said that center Maurkice Pouncey (knee) suffered an MCL of some description and needs to be evaluated. Running back Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles) suffered an Achilles injury of some kind according to Tomlin, who did not elaborate.
Also injured according to Tomlin were tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle), linebacker Chris Carter (hamstring), running back Isaac Redman (ankle) and linebacker Brandon Johnson (hamstring).
Tomlin said Read more [...]
Thursday, October 11th, 2012 at 7:58 pm
Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey suffered a right lower leg or ankle injury on the first offensive snap against the Tennessee Titans Thursday night.
Pouncey, who had his leg trapped underneath the pile, left the field under his own power and was replaced by Doug Legursky.
The Steelers ended the drive with a Shaun Suisham field goal to tie the game mid way through the first quarter.
UPDATE: Pouncey questionable to return with a right leg injury.
Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 at 9:46 pm
With the Wednesday injury report now out for the Pittsburgh Steelers week 6 Thursday night game in Nashville against the Tennessee Titans it is now time to look at the projected inactive list for the game.
The list will once again be shaken up this week as both Troy Polamalu and LaMarr Woodley have been ruled out with injuries. The official inactive list is announced 90 minutes prior to kickoff and we will have them posted on the site as soon as they are announced.
Charlie Batch - No rocket science here as Batch remains the number three quarterback and will once again be inactive Thursday Read more [...]
Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 at 4:23 pm
The Wednesday injury report for the Tennessee Titans is now out as they prepare to host the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night in Nashville.
As expected, quarterback Jake Locker (left shoulder), running back Javon Ringer (knee), and tackle Mike Otto (knee) all were officially ruled out.
Linebacker Colin McCarthy (ankle) did not practice again Wednesday and is officially listed as questionable. Titans head coach Mike Munchak said Tuesday that he expected McCarthy to play, so he now looks to be a game-time decision and would be a huge loss on defense for the Titans if he can't go.
Defensive Read more [...]
Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 at 12:00 pm
The Wednesday injury report for the Pittsburgh Steelers is now out as the team prepares to travel to Nashville to take on the Tennessee Titans Thursday night.
Not practicing again were safety Troy Polamalu (calf) and linebacker LaMarr Woodley (hamstring). Both players are listed as out for the game as expected. Polamalu reinjured his calf in the first half of the game Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, while Woodley suffered a mild hamstring in the game.
With Polamalu out, the Steelers are expected to rotate Ryan Mundy and Will Allen in his place. Jason Worilds will start at left outside Read more [...]
Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 at 8:06 pm
The Tuesday injury report for the Tennessee Titans is now out as they prepare to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night.
Quarterback Jake Locker (left shoulder), linebacker Colin McCarthy (ankle), tackle Mike Otto (knee) and running back Javon Ringer (knee) all sat out on Tuesday. Both Locker and Ringer have already been ruled out for the game while Titans head coach Mike Munchak said Tuesday that he expects McCarthy to play Thursday night.
Defensive end Scott Solomon (hamstring) was limited Thursday while safety Jordan Babineaux (knee), linebacker Patrick Bailey (hand), wide receiver Read more [...]
Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 at 2:54 pm
The Pittsburgh Steelers were back on the practice field Tuesday after having Monday off in preparation for their Thursday night game on the road against the Tennessee Titans.
The Steelers did not practice on Monday and only had to turn in a participation estimation report because of the short week, but the Tuesday report is now out per Will Graves of the Associated Press.
As expected, safety Troy Polamalu (calf) and linebacker LaMarr Woodley (hamstring) both did not practice on Tuesday. Polamalu is certain not to play Thursday night after reinjuring his right calf early in the Sunday game Read more [...]
Monday, October 8th, 2012 at 6:39 pm
Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker will not play Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to Terry McCormick via Twitter.
The second year quarterback will miss his second straight game with a dislocated left shoulder that he suffered against Houston Texas back in week 4.
With Locker out it, veteran quarterback Matt Hasselbeck will make his second start. Hasselbeck was 26-of-43 passing for 200 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception in the Titans 30-7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
The Steelers last faced Hasselbeck just lat season in week 5 at Heinz Field Read more [...]
Monday, October 8th, 2012 at 11:42 am
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin met the media on Monday to discuss the win Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles and preview the upcoming game this Thursday against the Tennessee Titans.
During his injury update Tomlin said that the team came out of the Sunday game with some bumps and bruises. Safety Troy Polamalu (calf) reinjured his right calf and he will probably be deemed out for the Thursday game because it being a short week and the nature of the injury. He will be evaluated further when they can back from Tennessee.
Tomlin admitted that the same could likely be said about Read more [...]
Sunday, October 7th, 2012 at 1:16 pm
Injuries are hitting the Pittsburgh Steelers hard in the first half of their game against the Philadelphia Eagles as linebacker LaMarr Woodley has now left the game with an injured hamstring.
The Steelers defense already has lost safety Troy Polamalu in the game due to a calf injury and it appears both players might be out for the game.
Woodley missed several games last season to hamstring injury suffered against the New England Patriots.
Cornerback Ike Taylor appeared to have injured his lower back in addition, but did return to the game. Read more [...]