No Watt, Gilbert on Sunday

The Steelers will be without right tackle Marcus Gilbert, and Outside Linebacker TJ Watt on Sunday.

Gilbert wasn’t able to practice at all this week with a pulled hamstring, while Watt was limited on Wednesday before sitting out the last two days. Watt injured his groin during practice last week before aggravating it in the first half against the Vikings.

Stephon Tuitt missed last week after injuring his bicep on the second play of the Cleveland game, but was able to test his arm this week.

“I did everything in my power to be more physical this week and pushed it to the limit. I will rest it (Friday night) and see how it feels (Saturday).”

While he is listed as questionable for Sunday all signs point to him getting back onto the field.

Jesse James
had been limited all week, but was a full participant today and not listed on the injury report for Sunday.

Anthony Chickillo will start for the second time this season. He replaced Bud Dupree vs Cleveland two weeks ago. He recorded two sacks starting opposite of Watt. Swing tackle Chris Hubbard will start at right tackle. Hubbard often sees time as a blocking ‘tight end’ in big personel packages. Hubbard started four games last season while Gilbert wasn’t available.

PlayerWednesdayThursdayFridayFinal Declaration
Stephon TuittLimitedFullFullQuestionable
TJ WattLimitedOutOutOut
Bud DupreeLimitedFullFull
Marcus GilbertOutOutOutOut
Ben RoethlisbergerVet Day OffFullFull
Darrius Heyward-BeyOut (Illness)FullFull
Jesse JamesOutLimitedFull
Maurkice PounceyOut (Illness)FullFull
Jerald Hawkins LimitedQuestionable

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