Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is set for signal-calling duties today against Kansas City, as NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported early Sunday morning that the veteran QB was expected to play despite a right elbow injury.
He missed multiple practices during the week, but returned Friday.
All four players were listed as questionable, but are expected to play, Rapoport tweeted.
CornerbackJoe Haden (hamstring) and guard David DeCastro (hand), who were both doubtful, will not play for Pittsburgh.
Here are the other injuries we're monitoring in the run up to Sunday's games:
- Following a big Week 1 against the Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver DeSean Jackson (concussion, shoulder) will play against his former team, the Eagles today. Rapoport also reported sources said defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul's knee injury was only considered minor and he is active for the game.
- Plenty of big-time Houston Texans were listed as questionable, but receiver DeAndre Hopkins (foot)and receiver Will Fuller (hamstring) will be on the field. Jadeveon Clowney (back, elbow) was also listed as questionable, but after his pregame work out, he has been downgraded to out and will not play Sunday, Rapoport reports.
- There is hope Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack (hamstring) will make his season debut today against the Washington Redskins. Following a hamstring pull that forced him to miss Week 1, Mack will work out during the pregame "for sure," Rapoport reported as there is "optimism" of him playing.
- Already ruled out for Sunday, Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is likely to miss two-three weeks with a significant knee bruise, Rapoport said, according to sources. However, there is no structural damage.
- Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Markus Golden (knee), listed as questionable, is not expected to play, according to Rapoport.
- There is optimism that New England Patriots running backs Rex Burkhead (concussion) and Sony Michel (knee), who were listed as questionable, will play against the Jags. However, right tackle Marcus Cannon (calf) is unlikely to play.