The Steelers had their final practice of the week at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on the South Side today as they prepare to take on the also 5-0 Titans in Nashville on Sunday. They will be without Derek Watt (hamstring) and Mike Hilton (shoulder) as they didn't practice all week and were ruled out by the team for Sunday's game.
This will be the second game that Watt has missed this year after suffering a hamstring injury in Week 3 against the Texans. Watt was out for the game against the Eagles in Week 5 but returned in Week 6 and was active against the Browns. The hamstring injury for Watt continues to be a lingering issue for him.
Hilton suffered a shoulder injury against the Browns and this will be the first game that he's missed this year. Not having Hilton's presence in the run game and blitzing off the edge is a big loss for the defense, especially going up against the league-leading rusher in Derrick Henry and an efficient Ryan Tannehill on Sunday.
David DeCastro (abdominal injury), who was inactive for the Browns game, started the week practicing in a limited capacity but was a full participant for the second consecutive day and is not on the status report. Diontae Johnson, who also was out for the Browns game after suffering a back injury on a punt return against the Eagles, was a full participant for the third consecutive day and is good to go for Sunday.
The Steelers also placed Devin Bush on the reserve/injured list earlier today after he underwent surgery for a season-ending knee injury that he suffered against the Browns.
For the Titans, everybody was a full participant at practice today and the players that were on the injury report this week are all likely to play on Sunday.