Coming off their undefeated bye week, the Pittsburgh Steelers are focused on maintaining their winning streak as they take on the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday. Of course, the Steelers still had some players who were going to miss their Week 4 game, hoping to return for Week 5. Courtesy of the Steelers PR department, 2 players in the final injury report ruled out for Sunday’s game.
After a big surprise on the injury list yesterday with TJ Watt not practicing on Thursday, Steelers fans took a collective gasp. If you were thinking of the strong wind you felt on Friday afternoon, it was a sigh of relief from the Steelers Nation as the youngest Vat brother returned to practice on Friday and not an injury situation for Week 5 is.
Steelers fullback Derek Watt will miss the first game of his 5-year NFL carr on Sunday as he struggled with a hamstring injury that kept him out of practice all week. Not missing Watt’s game, the Steelers’ options at fullback are fairly limited. Whether or not the Steelers use a tight end or elevate a player such as Trey Edmonds of Practice Squad remains to be seen, but as rare as the Steelers use a fullback they roll without one this week. can do.
Another player who was projected to be out of the Steelers Week 4 game was safety / linebacker Marcus Allen, who was also ruled out for Week 5 due to planter fasciitis. Officially listed as normal as a foot injury, Allen did not participate in practice all week and would not play on Sunday. With Allen unavailable, Ulesey Gilbert III could be active for the Steelers for the first time in 2020 to work deep inside linebacker as well as playing special teams.
For the Eagles injury report, you can see the names below. Philadelphia has three players who have been ruled out on Sunday along with cornerback Avonette Maddox, as well as wide receivers Alshon Jeffrey and Des Jackson.
For a recap of the injury report, see the BTCL Steelers injury update podcast below: