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Steelers-Bengals injury report


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The Steelers had a slew of injuries following Sunday's loss to the Raiders, and there was some positive and negative news in regards to the injury report today.


We'll start with the good news. Inside linebacker Devin Bush appears to be ready to go for Sunday, as he was a full participant in practice for a second straight day after suffering a groin injury in practice last Friday that forced him to miss the Raiders game. Cornerback Joe Haden, who also suffered a groin injury last Friday and missed the game against the Raiders, was also a full participant on Thursday, after being limited on Wednesday.


The bad news is that outside linebacker Alex Highsmith (groin) and wide receiver Diontae Johnson (knee) missed practice for the second consecutive day. Both injuries occurred on Sunday. Johnson's knee injury happened on the last play of the game when the Steelers were down by nine points. Many disagree with Mike Tomlin's decision to have a receiver of Johnson's caliber still in the game at that point.


In addition, defensive lineman Carlos Davis (knee), cornerback Justin Layne (Achilles) and linebacker Marcus Allen (abdomen), didn't practice. It's the second consecutive missed practice for Davis, who was inactive on Sunday.


Outside linebacker T.J. Watt (groin) was limited at practice for the second straight day. Watt suffered his injury in the second quarter against the Raiders.




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