Despite a big playoff win over the Cincinnati Bengals this past Saturday night, the Pittsburgh Steelers are pretty banged up.
Running back DeAngelo Williams was already nursing a foot injury, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffered a shoulder injury against the Bengals and wide receiver Antonio Brown went down late in the game with a concussion.
ESPN’s Bob Holtzman gave an update on Monday for both Big Ben and Brown and it’s looking good for the Steelers’ star wide receiver.
Sources tell me “very likely” Ben Roethlisberger (shoulder) plays Sunday at Denver, but “not looking good” for Antonio Brown (concussion).
— bob holtzman (@BobHoltzmanESPN) January 12, 2016
If Brown can’t go, the Steelers will need both Martavius Bryant and Markus Wheaton to step up. That could be asking a lot against the Broncos and their stingy defense since Brown is one of the top receivers in the entire league.
It also doesn’t sound like Williams will be ready to go this week either. He’s scheduled to visit a foot specialist.
Steelers’ RB DeAngelo Williams is visiting noted foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte today, per @JimTrotter_NFL.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 11, 2016
The good news for Pittsburgh is that Fitzgerald Toussaint and Jordan Todman did a nice job moving the ball on the ground.