Steelers tight end Heath Miller (knee), cornerback Cortez Allen (ankle) and running back Le’Veon Bell (foot) have been ruled out of Monday’s game at Cincinnati, the club disclosed on its Twitter feed on Saturday.
Miller and Bell missed Week One with their injuries. Allen, the Steelers’ starting right cornerback, suffered an ankle injury in the season-opening loss to Tennessee.
Miller has long been the Steelers’ top tight end, while Bell, a rookie from Michigan State, is expected to be a key part of the running game once he returns to action.
In addition to not having Allen Monday night, the Steelers may be without reserve cornerback Curtis Brown (illness), whom the team lists as doubtful. The club currently has just three healthy cornerbacks: Ike Taylor, William Gay and Antwon Blake.
In better injury news for Pittsburgh, placekicker Shaun Suisham (left hamstring) and nose tackle Steve McLendon (hamstring) are probable.