The Steelers had their first practice of the week today in preparation for their game against the Ravens on Sunday in Baltimore. After a physical game against the Titans on Sunday, the Steelers had a slew of players that did not practice today.
Diontae Johnson (toe), JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee), Jordan Dangerfield (quadriceps), Alejandro Villanueva (elbow), Eric Ebron (elbow), Maurkice Pouncey (elbow), Mike Hilton (shoulder) and Chris Wormley (knee) all did not practice today. Ben Roethlisberger, Stephon Tuitt and David Decastro also didn't practice but they were all given a veteran's day off.
Derek Watt (hamstring), who missed the Titans game was a full participant at practice today. Hilton also missed the game against the Titans and did not practice today, but he is expected to practice this week.
"We have a couple of guys who have positioned themselves to work their way back into action," Mike Tomlin said yesterday during his weekly press conference. "They're scheduled to practice, those guys being Mike Hilton and Derek Watt. We'll assess their health and performance throughout the course of the week and make prudent decisions in that regard.
"The rest are bumps and bruises along the way. I'm sure those may limit a guy or two in the early portions of the week, but we don't worry too much about that."