Perhaps reporters should conserve ink (and pixels) by reporting on who is playing for the Steelers vs. the Titans.
Because the injury list is horrendously long.
James Harrison is of course out with an orbital fracture. So is Aaron Smith. Chris Kemoeatu is out. So is Casey Hampton.
Rashard Mendenhall is listed as doubtful with a hamstring injury. Hamstrings generally do not heal quickly, and a hamstring would seem to be a bigger issue for a running back than say, a lineman (which isn’t to say it would be insignificant for the lineman.) Don’t expect Mendenhall to play.
Ben Roethlisberger is going to suit up using his special protective boot.
Chris Scott Returns, via Practice Squad
The Steelers 2010 5th round draft pick Chris Scott was a roster casualty in the wake of Max Starks return. This was a shame, because the Steelers need to develop young lineman.
Scott returned to the Steelers today, via the Practice Squad. Welcome back Chris.