The Steelers could be without fullback Derek Watt and defensive-back Marcus Allen on Sunday. Both players are battling injuries and would have missed week 4 had the Steelers played the Titans.
Coach Tomlin said participation will be the guide for Derek Watt and Marcus Allen.
Good news: Diontae Johnson is out of the concussion protocol.
— Missi Matthews (@missi_matthews) October 6, 2020
The determination for Watt and Allen is going to be made based on their ability to practice this week. Wednesday they were still on the injury report. That means it is unlikely they will be playing this weekend unless they can get a full practice in tomorrow.
Week 5 #Steelers Wednesday Practice Report:
Diontae Johnson (toe) DNP, JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) DNP, Joe Haden (illness) DNP, Marcus Allen (foot) DNP, Derek Watt (hamstring) DNP
Ben Roethlisberger, Maurkice Pouncey, Stephon Tuitt, (coach's decision) DNP pic.twitter.com/b1hMdg96Ep
— Ben Anderson (@BenAnderson58) October 7, 2020
Other players on the injury list include Joe Haden (illness), Juju Smith-Schuster (knee), Diontae Johnson (toe), and a group who was given the day off as a coach’s decision.
All of those players are expected to play against the Eagles.