The good news from the Steelers loss to the Bengals on Monday night is they came away relatively unscathed injury-wise.
While a week ago three players were being placed on injured reserve after the Titans game, it was only minor bumps and bruises that were suffered against the Bengals.
“I don’t anticipate those things preventing them from participating against the Bears, but it may change how they work over the course of the week,” said Tomlin. “It could slow them down at the early portions of the week.”
“We expect him to work fully this week and see where that participation takes us,” said Tomlin. “Now make no mistake we are not expecting Heath to step out of a phone booth with a cape on, but we are looking forward to watching him work and letting the result of that work guide us as how we proceed throughout the week.”
Running back Le’Veon Bell is also expected to see work in practice this week as he continues to fight his way back from a foot injury.
“Le’Veon is going to ramp up his activity with a minimum of at least individual work, and maybe even some more,” said Tomlin.