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Injured Steelers linemen “should be fine” this week

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The Steelers were down two starting offensive linemen by the end of their loss in Denver on Sunday night and the offense suffered as a result.

The good news is that Pittsburgh expects to have both right guard Ramon Foster and right tackle Marcus Gilbert back in the lineup for this week’s matchup with the Jets. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that coach Mike Tomlin said that both players “should be fine” in time for Sunday afternoon’s game.

Foster suffered a migraine that affected his vision in Denver while Gilbert hyperextended his knee. They were replaced by Doug Legursky and Mike Adams, respectively, and neither backup distinguished himself positively in the game. The Broncos pass rush thwarted any last ditch pass rush hopes by exploiting both of them, so it’s certainly good news for the Steelers that they should have their starters back for Week Two.

There was less certainty about the status of linebacker James Harrison, who was on the wrong side of a game time decision on Sunday night. He’ll test his knee on Wednesday and the team will make a determination about his availability later in the week.

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6 Responses to “Injured Steelers linemen “should be fine” this week”
  1. 3yardsndust says: Sep 11, 2012 6:47 PM

    Good. Mike Adams can quit sweating now – the poor bastard.

  2. ravenator says: Sep 11, 2012 8:29 PM

    If you consider a patchwork quilt blanket of an offensive line to be fine, then yes, they’re just dandy!

  3. rwpsych16 says: Sep 11, 2012 10:19 PM

    Yea if Adams and Legursky are holding down the left side then Ben’s days are numbered. Adams was awful and Legursky wasn’t much better.

  4. 84sgl says: Sep 12, 2012 10:11 AM

    Marcus Gilbert get’s hurt in every game he plays in.. Then plays the following week. That leads me to believe that he is a softy and a faker. I hate this o-line.

  5. steelersmichele says: Sep 12, 2012 10:54 AM

    foster didn’t suffer a migraine. in tomlin’s press conference, he was asked that question and said no. Foster suffered and eye injury while playing and it blurred his vision.

  6. Steeley McBeam says: Sep 12, 2012 2:27 PM

    They called it an “eye migraine” whatever the hell that is.

    You should have noted the Steelers have up only 2 sacks through 3 quarters and 12 minutes before Adams was inserted. The pass protections was great until these guys went down.

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