Friday, November 22, 2013
Woodley, Keisel questionable for Sunday
By Scott Brown
PITTSBURGH -- The Steelers could again be without two defensive starters Sunday when they visit the Browns.
Defensive end Brett Keisel (foot) and outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley (calf) have been officially listed as questionable for the 1 p.m. game.
Each was listed as limited participants in the Steelers' final practice of the week. Keisel, who is dealing with plantar fasciitis, said he wanted to test his injured foot after not playing in the Steelers' 37-27 win over the Lions last Sunday.
"I did enough to where I'm engaging with an offensive lineman, putting weight on it, moving laterally, all of the things you need to do on Sunday," Keisel said. "I don't know if [the injury] can get worse or not. It's just one of those things you are going to have to deal with and go out work."
Keisel and Woodley are likely to be game-time decisions.
The Steelers will get one starter back barring a setback as left guard Ramon Foster fully practiced Friday for the second consecutive day. Foster, who did not play last Sunday because of a sprained ankle, is listed as probable for the Browns game along with center Fernando Velasco (knee) and left tackle Kelvin Beachum (hip).
Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders also appear to be good to go after getting knocked out of the Lions win with a foot injury. Sanders practiced all week and was a full participant in drills the last two days.
The only Steelers players that have been ruled out for Sunday are safety Shamarko Thomas (ankle) and linebacker Stevenson Sylvester (hamstring).