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Steelers get Shamarko Thomas and Brett Keisel back for Thursday night

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When the Steelers travel to Baltimore on Thursday night, they won’t have nose tackle Steve McLendon.  And they may not have linebacker LaMarr Woodley.

McLendon is officially out for the Thanksgiving night showdown, with an ankle injury. Coach Mike Tomlin said Monday that McLendon likely would miss the game.

Woodley, who has missed the last two games, is doubtful with a calf injury.

The good news is that safety Shamarko Thomas (ankle) and defensive end Brett Keisel (foot) are probable to play.  Each has missed the last two games.

Also probable are tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle), tight end Heath Miller (not injury related), safety Troy Polamalu (not injury related), and linebacker Stevenson Sylvester (hamstring).

The Ravens have a short injury list.  Safety Brynden Trawick (ankle) is out, and defensive end Chris Canty (shoulder) is probable.

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19 Responses to “Steelers get Shamarko Thomas and Brett Keisel back for Thursday night”
  1. Steeley McBeam says: Nov 27, 2013 2:04 PM

    Ravens fan will be happy to hear that Woodley is doubtful but Steelers fans know that Jason Worilds has played the best LOLB of any player on the roster this season.

  2. stillers213 says: Nov 27, 2013 2:11 PM

    I really like what Shamarko brings to the table. Hopefully, he continues to develop into the player I think he is capable of being.
    Love Keisel. Not a bad career for a 7th rounder who sat out much of his rookie season and all of his 2nd due to injury. He would have been cut if not for Cowher’s hunting trip with him to his parent’s house after his rookie season. (my new neighbor is Brett’s best bud from BYU)

  3. nfloracle says: Nov 27, 2013 2:15 PM

    I bet Keisel would spend a small fortune on razor blades if he had to shave at least once a day and with that heavy beard he’s probably a twice a day guy to keep a smooth face. Great beard, though.

  4. stillers213 says: Nov 27, 2013 2:17 PM

    Completely agree Steeley. Did the Steeler’s have him targeted to play the wrong side all this time? He looked like a completely different player coming from the left side.

  5. crownofthehelmet says: Nov 27, 2013 2:19 PM

    That crying you hear in the background is Jim Caldwell.

  6. ajlaw69 says: Nov 27, 2013 2:21 PM

    Fear the beard!!!

  7. ravanator says: Nov 27, 2013 2:21 PM

    Brett Keisel=Washed Up Veteran
    Shamarko Thomas=Draft Bust/Future Inmate

    Ravens draft class, like Ray “God” Lewis, future HOFer, and our first pick to start the greastest franchise ever assembled.

    #joeeliteflacco
    #ravensownthesteelers

  8. 6ball says: Nov 27, 2013 2:25 PM

    .

    Winner gets to .500
    .

  9. Steeley McBeam says: Nov 27, 2013 2:35 PM

    stillers213 says:

    Completely agree Steeley. Did the Steeler’s have him targeted to play the wrong side all this time? He looked like a completely different player coming from the left side.

    ———————-

    Well yes and and no. He played exclusively on the left side at VT but he wasnt going to beat out Wood or Harrison. Even when Woodley was hurt last year they slid Timmons outside which didnt work out. Now that DeeBo is gone that free’d up the right side for him. It was more about not being about to get on the field on the left side than anthing. Now that hes there hopefully he’ll stay there and they will slide Wood to the right. We’ll deal with the rest after the season.

  10. stillers213 says: Nov 27, 2013 2:44 PM

    ravanator says:
    Nov 27, 2013 2:21 PM
    Brett Keisel=Washed Up Veteran
    Shamarko Thomas=Draft Bust/Future Inmate

    Ravens draft class, like Ray “God” Lewis, future HOFer, and our first pick to start the greastest franchise ever assembled.
    ____________________________

    The good news is…. One more loss for the Ratbirds and this clown probably goes away forever.

  11. halusbr33 says: Nov 27, 2013 3:25 PM

    ravanator says:
    Nov 27, 2013 2:21 PM
    Brett Keisel=Washed Up Veteran
    Shamarko Thomas=Draft Bust/Future Inmate

    Ravens draft class, like Ray “God” Lewis, future HOFer, and our first pick to start the greastest franchise ever assembled.

    #joeeliteflacco
    #ravensownthesteelers

    ————————————————
    Regardless of how you feel, Shamarko Thomas was a 4th round pick. In most cases, “busts” are quantified by high round, mainly first round choices – – ie, 2005 1st Round wide receiver Mark Clayton.

  12. troy43mvp says: Nov 27, 2013 3:42 PM

    We are the Worilds…. we are the Steelers….We are the ones to get the win tomorrow….. so let’s start cheering…….

  13. sbchampsagain says: Nov 27, 2013 4:13 PM

    Regardless of how you feel, Shamarko Thomas was a 4th round pick. In most cases, “busts” are quantified by high round, mainly first round choices – – ie, 2005 1st Round wide receiver Mark Clayton.

    ___
    Yes, you did have to go back 8 years to find a “bust” by Ozzie.

    Just seems odd, complaining about Clayton yet being content with the production (?) of Ziggy Hood, Cameron Heyward and Limas Sweed.

    Hmm…

  14. bmoreravens1012013 says: Nov 27, 2013 4:18 PM

    Our offense is borderline pathetic this year , yet the CHAMPS will prevail! #STANDUP RAVENSNATION#

  15. ironcity6pak says: Nov 27, 2013 7:47 PM

    I can’t wait for this game and it’s the only thanksgiving game worth watching.

  16. halusbr33 says: Nov 27, 2013 9:51 PM

    Game will be fun. probably 3 point difference again.

  17. steelcurtainn says: Nov 27, 2013 9:58 PM

    troy43mvp says: Nov 27, 2013 3:42 PM

    We are the Worilds…. we are the Steelers….We are the ones to get the win tomorrow….. so let’s start cheering…….

    I’m in……….Give me a beat…..

    There’s a voice he’ll be hearing. Flacco will be running for his life. Tomorrow, will be a good day for you and meeeeeeee.

    Fear the Beard!!!!!Here we go Steelers, Here we go!!!!!!!!!!

  18. buzzbeaubank says: Nov 28, 2013 9:47 AM

    Let’s play tired old madlibs with crownofthehelmet.

    “That crying you hear in the background is ___________ (Ravens player/coach).”

  19. crownofthehelmet says: Nov 28, 2013 1:46 PM

    That whining and complaining you hear in the foreground is buzzbeaubank.

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