Every Steelers player who practiced Wednesday was a full participant on Thursday
The Pittsburgh Steelers are continuing their preparation to travel to Jacksonville to take on the Jaguars. With several players sitting out of practice on Wednesday, the list of players not practicing on Thursday is much more reasonable. In the second injury report of the week courtesy of the Steelers PR department, 3 players missed practice on Thursday.
On a positive note, Mike Hilton was a full participant in the practice again on Thursday. It is the first time since injuring his should in Week 6 where Hilton practiced fully two days in a row. Barring a setback, Hilton is looking to return to the Steelers defense after missing the last four games.
Another player who hopes to return to the Steelers lineup this week is defensive lineman Isaiah Buggs who missed Week 10 with an ankle injury. Buggs was able to practice fully for the second straight day which is a good sign for his availability. With the possible return of Chris Wormley who started practicing again on Wednesday, the Steelers look at have many options on the defensive line with players who have logged snaps possibly not being active or losing their spot on the 53-man roster.
There were 3 players who did not participate in practice due to injury or illness on Wednesday. Running backs Trey Edmunds and Jaylen Samuels were expected to miss practice after suffering muscle injuries last Sunday. Edmunds is dealing with a hamstring while Samuels is suffering from a quad injury. Neither player was able to return to practice on Thursday.
The other player to miss practice Wednesday was linebacker Jayrone Elliott due to illness. Missing again on Thursday, the Steelers seem to be exercising caution as Elliott has not been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 List.
As expected, there was an extensive list of veterans who did not practice on Wednesday due to a coach’s decision but returned on Thursday. Those players given the day off by Coach Tomlin include Ben Roethlisberger, Maurkice Pouncey, David DeCastro, Alejandro Villanueva, Stephon Tuitt, and JuJu Smith-Schuster.
Jacksonville Jaguars Participation/Injury Report, Week 11
Thursday, November 19
WR Laviska Shenault Jr. (Hamstring) – DNP
TE James O’Shaughnessy (Knee) – DNP
TE Tyler Eifert (Scheduled Day Off/Shoulder) – Limited
OL Brandon Linder (Back) – Full
QB Gardner Minshew II (Right Thumb) – Limited
LB Dakota Allen (Ankle) – Limited
RB Devine Ozigbo (Hamstring) – Limited
RB James Robinson (Shoulder) – Full
CB CJ Henderson (Groin) – DNP
CB Sidney Jones IV (Achilles) – Limited
WR Collin Johnson (Hamstring) – Limited
OL Cam Robinson (Shoulder) – Limited
DE Josh Allen (Hip) – Limited
CB D.J. Hayden (Hamstring) – Limited
For a recap of the injury report, check out the BTSC Steelers Injury Update podcast below: