Having already lost center Fernando Velasco for the season, the Steelers could be without two more offensive linemen for Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins.
Coach Mike Tomlin said today that left tackle Kelvin Beachum (sprained knee) and guard David DeCastro (left foot) will be limited in practice this week and are questionable for the Dolphins.
Also, backup left tackle Mike Adams (left ankle) will be limited in practice, too, but Tomlin indicated he has a chance to play.
“We’ll make do as we always do,” Tomlin said. “We’ll start with the healthy people. We acknowledge there are some issues in that area.”
However, defensive end Brett Keisel, who has been bothered by plantar fasciitis, had a setback and will not play against the Dolphins, Tomlin said.
Tomlin said running back Le’Veon Bell, who sustained a concussion against the Baltimore Ravens, appears to be OK and could play against the Dolphins. Bell will be monitored during the week per their normal concussion protocol, Tomlin said.
Outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley (calf), who has missed the past three games, worked partially in practice on Monday and is listed as a starter on the team’s depth chart for the Dolphins game. But Tomlin was vague if Woodley would return against Miami.
Without Velasco, who ruptured his Achilles in the fourth quarter against the Ravens, was placed on injured reserve. He will be replaced by Cody Wallace.
'”I have no problem expecting Cody Wallace to play quality football,” Tomlin said.
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