Four other players were held out of practice on Friday not due to injury and will likely be inactive on Sunday.
The Steelers finished up their preparation for their final contest of the 2020 regular season. With their long-term focus being more on the playoffs, there are several players will be held out on Sunday who have not been given an official status. In the final injury report for the Steelers for Week 17 courtesy of the Steelers PR Department, the Steelers have 2 players ruled out for Sunday. UPDATE: Ben Roethlisberger has now been officially downgraded to out.
The Steelers will have some players returning to the lineup for Tomorrow Week 17. After missing Week 16, linebackers Marcus Allen and Ola Adeniyi practiced all week and are set to return Sunday against the Browns. Kicker Chris Boswell, who also missed Week 16, will not be returning to the Steelers lineup this Sunday as he missed Friday’s practice with a groin injury and has been ruled out for Week 17. The Steelers still have kicker Matthew Wright on the practice squad, but with his two elevations from the practice squad used up, he’ll have to be signed to the 53-man roster.
Missing practice the first two days of the week due to a shoulder injury was Steelers safety Terrell Edmunds . On Friday, Edmunds was held out again and will miss his first game of his NFL career as he has been ruled out for Sunday.
New to the injury report was wide receiver Diontae Johnson who missed practice with an illness. Johnson does not carry an injury status for Sunday, so it is expected he will be available.
Also included on the report were four players were expected to miss Sunday’s game in order to rest for the postseason. Ben Roethlisberger had previously been announced that he will sit out in Week 17. Other players who did not practice Friday with no injury designation were Maurkice Pouncey, T.J. Watt, and Cameron Heyward. On Thursday, Heyward returned to practice only to sit out again on Friday.
As for the Browns’ official injury report, you can see the names below courtesy of Steelers.com. Most notably, guard Wyatt Teller is questionable with an ankle injury. Nick Harris, who started in place of Teller last week, has been ruled out with a knee injury.
Cleveland Browns Participation/Injury Report, Week 17
Note: Participation for Thursday 12/31 is an estimation
LB Todd Davis (Ankle) – Questionable
OL Nick Harris (Knee) – Out
T Kendall Lamm (Illness) – Questionable
LB Sione Takitaki(Ankle) – Questionable
G Wyatt Teller (Ankle) – Questionable
Friday, January 1
T Jack Conklin (Knee) – Limited
LB Todd Davis (Ankle) – Limited
OL Nick Harris (Knee) – DNP
S Ronnie Harrison (Shoulder) – Full
T Kendall Lamm (Illness) – DNP
WR Jarvis Landry (Hip) – Full
DT Sheldon Richardson (Neck) – Limited
LB Sione Takitaki(Ankle) – Limited
G Wyatt Teller (Ankle) – Limited
C JC Tretter (Knee) – Limited
T Jedrick Wills (Illness) – Full
For more information on the Steelers injury report, check out the injury report podcast below: