Friday, October 11, 2013
Healthy Steelers ready to tackle Jets
By Scott Brown
PITTSBURGH -- Health shouldn’t be an issue Sunday when the Steelers try to break into the win column.
Starting left guard Ramon Foster (pectoral) is listed as probable for the 1 p.m. ET game against the Jets after going through a full practice Friday for the third day in a row.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (finger) and tight end Heath Miller are also listed as probable for the game at MetLife Stadium. Coach Mike Tomlin limited Miller in practice Thursday, but he was a full participant in drills Friday.
Rookie wide receiver Markus Wheaton is the only Steelers player who has been ruled out for Sunday.
Wheaton had surgery on his right pinkie, and he is scheduled to get stitches removed Monday.
Derek Moye will replace Wheaton as the Steelers’ No. 4 wide receiver.
The 6-foot-5, 210-pound Moye has not dressed the past two games, but he provides Roethlisberger with a tall receiver.
Moye’s only catch this season was a nifty one, and it accounted for the Steelers’ only touchdown in a 20-10 loss at Cincinnati on Sept. 16. He reeled in a Roethlisberger pass on a fade pattern and got two feet down just before running out of bounds for a 1-yard touchdown.
The former undrafted free agent is looking forward to getting an opportunity against the Jets.
“I go in day in and day out in practice and prove that I belong here," Moye said. "Obviously the game’s a whole different scenario, so I’m just looking forward to the opportunity to carry over what I’ve been doing in practice.”