Sammie Coates active despite hand injury


Steelers wide receiver Sammie Coates will play in Sunday’s game at Miami.

Coates had been listed as questionable and has stitches in his hand from an injury suffered in last week’s win over the Jets, when Coates had six catches for 139 yards and two touchdowns.

Per multiple reports, Coates went through a normal warmup more than 90 minutes before kickoff and didn’t appear to be wearing a splint or any special covering on his hand. Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Sunday morning that Coates would play but his hand would be monitored closely by the team’s training staff.

The Steelers had previously announced that five starters — linebacker Ryan Shazier, defensive end Cameron Heyward, wide receiver Markus Wheaton, safety Shamarko Thomas and right tackle Marcus Gilbert — would be out.

With Wheaton out and Coates questionable, the Steelers promoted wide receiver Cobi Hamilton from the practice squad on Saturday.