The Steelers list nine players as out for Sunday’s game vs. the Jets due to injuries, most notably linebacker Ryan Shazier and starting right tackle Marcus Gilbert.
Backup right tackle Ryan Harris and backup interior lineman Cody Wallace are out, too, forcing the team to scramble and possibly shuffle its offensive line in multiple spots. Center Maurkice Pouncey took some reps at right tackle earlier in the week, and it will likely be Sunday before anyone outside the Steelers locker room knows exactly which five players will start at which spots across the offensive line.
Shazier, one of the team’s most important defensive players, suffered a knee injury last week and didn’t practice all week. Gilbert also was injured in last week’s win over the Chiefs.
Also out are cornerbacks Justin Gilbert and Senquez Golson, fullback Roosevelt Nix, wide receiver Eli Rogers and starting safety Robert Golden. Shamarko Thomas is listed as the No. 2 strong safety behind Golden on the team’s unofficial depth chart.