“It’s still 50-50,” Sanders said. “Right now I’m still questionable.”
“I’m good, good to go, feeling good,” DeCastro said. “I’m ready to play.”
Sanders injured a knee in the win over the Packers, and he had not been able to practice until today, when he was a limited participant.
“I want to go out and play,” Sanders said. “I’ve always played through injuries no matter what. If it’s ready to go, then I’m going to test it out. I’m not going to hold anything back. And that’s always been my mentality.
“Hopefully, I’ll be out there on Sunday. I practiced today and the pain was, you know, bearable. We’ll see what happens tomorrow. We’ll see how it feels after practicing. Hopefully, I didn’t make it worse.”
In order for Sunday’s game against the Browns to be something other than a finale, the Steelers need to win, and then have Baltimore lose at Cincinnati, Miami lose to the New York Jets and San Diego lose to Kansas City. If all of that happens, the Steelers will be an AFC Wild Card team with a playoff game on Jan. 4-5.
“I hope all the teams go out and do what we need them to do and we have to take care of business at Heinz Field,” Sanders said. “We’re playing some really good football. I just feel like if we can get in those playoffs, who knows what might happen?”
And after that?
“You never know,” Sanders said. “I live in the moment. I live for today and I live for tomorrow. What happens in the offseason happens, but I always wish nothing but the best for everyone. No matter what happens, what occurs, I hope everyone gets put in the best situation they can be in.”
STATUS REPORT FOR SUNDAY:
Questionable: WR Emmanuel Sanders (knee), OLB Jason Worilds (abdomen)
Probable: G David DeCastro (back), OLB