Sunday, December 29, 2013
Worilds out, Sanders to play
By Scott Brown
PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without their leading pass-rusher Sunday against the Cleveland Browns as outside linebacker Jason Worilds is inactive because of an abdominal injury. Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is playing despite a sprained knee that knocked him out of the second half of the Packers game last Sunday.
The Steelers are dressing an extra wide receiver as insurance as Derek Moye is active.
Sanders is among those who could be playing in their final game for the Steelers today as he will be an unrestricted free agent after this season.
The Steelers need to beat the Browns and also get wins from the Jets, Bengals and Chiefs to make the playoffs.
In addition to Worilds, who will be replaced at left outside linebacker by Chris Carter, linebacker Terence Garvin, nose tackle Hebron Fangupo, cornerback Isaiah Green, defensive Brian Arnfelt, quarterback Landry Jones and center David Snow are inactive for the Steelers.
A steady raining is falling in Pittsburgh, and the grounds crew took the tarp off the field a little before 11 a.m. ET.