Foster questionable for Eagles game

Guard Ramon Foster is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles, but he expects to play despite being limited in practice on Friday due to his elbow.

"It's just an elbow. I had a little tweak in there. That's about it," said Foster. "Just icing it down, a little rehab. It's better to save it for Sunday than it is to waste it at practice right now."

Foster didn't practice on Wednesday and was limited on Thursday, and while Coach Mike Tomlin requires players to practice in order to play, exceptions are made. Foster joked that once you are an eight-year veteran, which he is, that rule doesn't apply.  

"Coach and I have had really good communication throughout the week," said Foster. "It's good for just in case reasons for the young guys to get the reps in, and I have communicated with them. Today he pulled back on me to save it for Sunday."

Foster said he wants to be a part of Sunday's game with his fellow offensive linemen, who are trying to help running back Le'Veon Bell reach a milestone. Williams needs 63 yards rushing this week to pass Walter Payton as the oldest player in NFL history to rush for 300 or more yards combined in his team's the first three regular season games.  

"We have some goals in mind," said Foster. "DeAngelo, from what I heard, has a goal he wants to accomplish and we want to be a part of that. And just to go 3-0. To win the game is the ultimate goal. That is something we have to do this weekend."

In other injury news the Steelers have already ruled out center Cody Wallace (knee) and cornerback Senquez Golson (foot). Fullback Roosevelt Nix (back) is questionable.

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