Updated: Jan 8, 2021
The Steelers were back at practice today at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on the South Side in preparation for Sunday night's wild-card game against the Cleveland Browns.
Wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) was added to the injury report and did not practice today. Defensive lineman Isaiah Buggs also did not practice due to an illness.
Strong safety Terrell Edmunds (shoulder) was a full participant for the second consecutive day after missing this past Sunday's game against the Browns. Kicker Chris Boswell, who's missed the last two games because of a groin injury was a full participant after being limited yesterday. Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday during his weekly press conference that Boswell's participation at practice would decide if he's able to go on Sunday night.
Inside linebacker Vince Williams (quad), nose tackle Tyson Alualu (ankle) and cornerback Steven Nelson (knee) all were full participants today. Both Williams and Alualu sat out yesterday, while Nelson was limited.
Earlier today, the Steelers activated tight end Eric Ebron and outside linebacker Cassius Marsh from the reserve/COVID-19 list. Both Ebron and Marsh were deemed as close contacts to cornerback Joe Haden, who tested positive for the virus. All three were placed on the list on Jan. 2 and missed the regular-season finale against the Browns. Haden is still on the list and he's not expected to play on Sunday against Cleveland.
The Browns continue to have cases of COVID-19 on their team. It was reported today that strong safety Ronnie Harrison tested positive for the virus and was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Practice squad linebacker Montrel Meander also joined Harrison on the list. The Browns did get back starting free safety Andrew Sendejo, however, as he was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list today. The Browns still have yet to practice this week due to the outbreak.