The Steelers may have to get creative on their offensive line against the Jets this Sunday, so they spent a little time at Wednesday’s practice preparing for the possibility.
Right tackle Marcus Gilbert sat out practice with an ankle injury that coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday left him “highly questionable” to play against the Jets. Backup Ryan Harris was also on the side on Wednesday due to a shin injury and the team has Chris Hubbard as the next man up, but they took a look at one other topic.
Center Maurkice Pouncey took some reps at right tackle during practice in the event the Steelers have to keep shuffling the deck come Sunday.
“Whatever the coaches need, whatever the team needs,” Pouncey said, via the Beaver County Times. “I know the guys on this team are willing and capable of doing anything they ask. The next man up has to play just as good or better.”
The Steelers were missing left guard Ramon Foster against the Chiefs last Sunday, but he was a full participant on Wednesday. Linebacker Ryan Shazier and wide receiver Eli Rogers, who also missed last week’s game, didn’t practice. Linebacker Jarvis Jones, who did play against Kansas City, sat with an ankle issue.