QMorgan BurnettDB GB (4) 7 hours ago
Burnett (back) is inactive for Friday's matchup with the 49ers.
Burnett missed the previous preseason contest as well. There is no indication from the team that his in danger of missing Week 1, but the back issue does appear to be lingering a bit. The team may also be exercising caution with their veteran safety.
PMitchell HenryTE GB (4) 7 hours ago
Henry (finger) is inactive for Friday's matchup with the 49ers,
Henry suffered a broken finger in Week 2 of the preseason. It appears the injury is serious enough to keep him out of action Friday. He currently projects as the fifth tight end on the team's depth chart, so he figures to be a long shot to make the final roster.
Antonio BrownWR PIT (8) 8 hours ago
Brown caught four passes for 87 yards and a touchdown on four targets in Friday's preseason game against the Saints.
Brown and Ben Roethlisberger played for the first time all preseason, leading the Steelers to 14 points on their first two drives. The second series was capped off by a perfect deep ball from Roethlisberger to Brown, who then outraced the defense for a 57-yard touchdown. With Le'Veon Bell (suspension) out for the first three weeks and Ladarius Green (ankle) perhaps joining him, Brown could be even busier than usual during the early part of the season, playing on a Martavis Bryant-less Pittsburgh offense.
PKenny ClarkDL GB (4) 8 hours ago
Clark (back) did not travel with the team for their matchup with the 49ers Friday.
Clark sustained a back injury in Tuesday's practice, which has resulted in his not traveling with the team. While preseason snaps are helpful for rookies, head coach Mike McCarthey may just be exercising caution with the team's first round pick to avoid a linger issue. Expect an update when the team releases more information on the nature of the injury.
PLetroy GuionDL GB (4) 8 hours ago
Guion will not play in Friday's matchup with the 49ers due to a knee injury, Rob Demovsky of ESPN reports.
It is unclear when Guion sustained this injury, but it is severe enough to keep him out of action Friday. The Packers are likely being cautious with their starting nose tackle. The 29-year-old started four games for the Packers in 2015, and recorded 12 tackles.
QMarcus Gilbert PIT (8) 8 hours ago
Gilbert was forced out of Friday's matchup with the Saints due to an elbow injury, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
The severity of Gilbert's injury is currently unknown. The Steelers may be exercising caution with their projected starting right tackle. Expect an update on his status when the team reveals the nature of the injury.
OUTJonathan DowlingDB BUF (10) 8 hours ago
Dowling left Friday's preseason game against Washington and will not return, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW reports.
Dowling may be on the outside looking in for a defensive back job as it is, and this injury certainly won't help his quest.
QDonteea DyeWR TB (6) 8 hours ago
Dye suffered a hamstring injury in Friday's preseason game and will not return.
The extent of Dye's setback is not yet certain, but expect his status to be updated when more details are released. Dye is competing for a roster spot, and it remains to be seen how his injury will affect his chances of making the 53-man roster.
Ben RoethlisbergerQB PIT (8) 8 hours ago
Roethlisberger completed 12 of 17 passes for 148 yards and two touchdowns in Friday's preseason game against the Saints.
Making his first (and only) appearance of the preseason, Roethlisberger led the Steelers on a methodical opening drive, eventually connecting with TE Jesse James for a five-yard touchdown on a broken play. The second drive went even better, with Roethlisberger throwing a perfect deep pass to Antonio Brown for a 57-yard touchdown. The Steelers will need their prolific Roethlisberger-Brown duo at its best early in the year, as Le'Veon Bell is suspended for the first three games, and TE Ladarius Green (ankle) remains up in the air. The team was already tasked with replacing Martavis Bryant, who will be suspended for the entire season. 2015 UDFA Eli Rogers joined Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton in three-wide sets with the first-team offense during Friday's game, working ahead of 2015 third-rounder Sammie Coates.
QShamarko ThomasDB PIT (8) 8 hours ago
Thomas suffered a right groin injury in Friday's matchup with the Saints, and will not return to the game.
It is unclear the severity of Thomas' injury at the moment. The 25-year-old currently projects as the second strong safety on the Steelers' depth chart. Expect an update on his status when more information is made available.