David DeCastro returns to practice

November, 6, 2013
11/06/13
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PITTSBURGH -- Right guard David DeCastro practiced on Wednesday and said he will be good to go Sunday after missing the Steelers’ 55-31 loss at New England with an ankle injury.

Wide receiver Markus Wheaton also practiced after missing the last four games following surgery to fix a broken right pinkie and is on track to play against the Bill at Heinz Field.

Cornerback Ike Taylor and linebacker Vince Williams were held out of drills as each is recovering from a concussion.

Left tackle Kelvin Beachum (knee), right tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle), center Fernando Velasco (thigh) and tight end Heath Miller (coach’s decision) were limited in practice.

In other injury news, the Steelers placed inside linebacker Sean Spence on injured reserve. The move was not unexpected, even though Spence has made tremendous strides as he fights back from a career-threatening knee injury.

Spence tore knee ligaments, including his ACL, and dislocated his kneecap in the Steelers’ final preseason game in 2012.

A third-round draft pick in 2012, Spence is still a part of the team’s long-term plans, and the Steelers are hoping he is close to full strength when offseason practices begin next year.

Scott Brown

ESPN Pittsburgh Steelers reporter

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