Steelers’ David DeCastro, Marcus Gilbert, Morgan Burnett could face Ravens
Three veteran Pittsburgh Steelers starters who missed Monday night’s win because of injury “all have a legitimate chance” to play in this upcoming Sunday’s game, coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday during his weekly news conference.
Marcus Gilbert, the longtime right tackle, missed the 30-27 win at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers because of a hamstring injury. All-Pro guard David DeCastro continues to work though a hand fracture suffered in Week 1. Although Morgan Burnett, a safety, missed his first game since signing with the Steelers in the offseason, he’s been nagged by a groin injury since early in training camp.
“As we always do, their practice participation will be their guide in terms of their (game) availability,” Tomlin said.
Each had one day of limited practice participation last week. B.J. Finney has started the past two games at right guard in place of DeCastro, rookie Terrell Edmunds has split time with Burnett at strong safety and Matt Feiler got his first NFL start at tackle during Monday’s win.
The only other injury of note was that to the right elbow of slot corner Mike Hilton. Tomlin said Hilton was being evaluated at that time during his noon news conference; Hilton was spotted with his arm in a sling but in good spirits about an hour later.
Cameron Sutton played in Hilton’s place after he was injured during Monday.
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