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Week 18 Injury Report (Ravens) - Updated

UPDATED - 1/8: Defensive Coordinator Keith Butler will not be coaching against the Ravens on Sunday due to COVID-19 protocols. His duties will be handled by Coach Mike Tomlin and Senior Defensive Asst./Secondary Coach Teryl Austin.

In addition, defensive end Isaiah Buggs, who was on the injury report and ruled out for Sunday, was released on Saturday.

Original Injury Report: The Steelers wrapped up preparation on Friday for this week's regular season finale, an AFC North matchup against the Baltimore Ravens that is a must win to keep the team's playoff hopes alive.

The team moved practice inside at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex for the second straight day due to snow and freezing temperatures in the Pittsburgh area.

Offensive tackle Dan Moore Jr. didn't practice for the third straight day after suffering an ankle injury against the Browns on Monday night as is listed as doubtful for Sunday against the Ravens.

In addition, linebacker Buddy Johnson was sidelined for a third straight day, dealing with a foot injury that had him miss Monday night's game and has him ruled out for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

Defensive end Isaiah Buggs missed practice on Friday with an illness and he also has been ruled out for Sunday.

For the Ravens, quarterback Lamar Jackson has been ruled out and Tyler Huntley will start at quarterback.

Related news: The Steelers placed receiver Diontae Johnson and center Kendrick Green on the Reserve/COVID-19 List on Thursday.

Johnson is the Steelers leading receiver with 100 receptions for 1,110 yards, his first 100 reception season and his first 1,000-yard receiving season of his career. Johnson, who has played in 15 games with 14 starts, also has a career-high eight touchdowns.

Green, the team's third-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, started the first 15 games of the season at center. He didn't play against the Browns on Monday night, active but sitting with a calf injury.

J.C. Hassenauer started against the Browns in place of Green last week and could be the starter again this week if Green isn't available.

"I thought I played alright," said Hassenauer on Wednesday after practice. "There's a lot of things I could have done better. I thought as a group we played very well. Obviously when you rush for 188 yards it says a lot, not just with the offensive line but you saw receivers blocking downfield. As far as these explosive plays, a lot of people put it on the O-line but a lot of it's the receivers. A lot of that's the tight end room. It takes 11 to run the ball. I think we put that on display Monday night."

The team placed cornerback Joe Haden on the Reserve/COVID-19 List. Haden has started 11 games this season, missing Week 2 with a groin injury and Weeks 11-14 with a foot injury.

In addition, defensive coordinator Keith Butler was placed in the COVID protocol.

The full injury report is below.

Pittsburgh Steelers Participation/Injury Report, Week 18

Game Status
LB Buddy Johnson (Foot) - Out
DE T Dan Moore Jr. (Ankle) - Doubtful
Isaiah Buggs (Illness) - Out - UPDATED - Released on 1/8

Friday, January 7
LB Buddy Johnson (Foot) - DNP
G Trai Turner (Knee) - Full
T Dan Moore Jr. (Ankle) - DNP
QB Ben Roethlisberger (Pectoral/Right Shoulder) - Full
CB Terrell Edmunds (Groin) - Full
DB Arthur Maulet (Illness) - Full
DE Isaiah Buggs (Illness) - DNP

Thursday, January 6
LB Buddy Johnson (Foot) - DNP
G Trai Turner (Knee) - DNP
T Dan Moore Jr. (Ankle) - DNP
QB Ben Roethlisberger (Pectoral/Right Shoulder) - Full
CB Terrell Edmunds (Groin) - Full
DB Arthur Maulet (Illness) - DNP

Wednesday, January 5
LB Buddy Johnson (Foot) - DNP
G Trai Turner (Knee) - DNP
T Dan Moore Jr. (Ankle) - DNP
QB Ben Roethlisberger (Pectoral/Right Shoulder) - Limited
CB Terrell Edmunds (Groin) - Limited
C Kendrick Green (Calf) - Limited

Baltimore Ravens Participation/Injury Report, Week 18

Game Status
CB Anthony Averett (Ribs/Chest) - Out
QB Lamar Jackson (Ankle) - Out
OLB Odafe Oweh (Foot) - Doubtful
G Ben Powers (Foot) - Questionable
G Ben Cleveland (Head) - Questionable
WR Devin Duvernay (Ankle/Knee) - Questionable

Friday, January 7
CB Anthony Averett (Ribs/Chest) - DNP
QB Lamar Jackson (Ankle) - DNP
T Patrick Mekari (Hand) - Full
OLB Odafe Oweh (Foot) - DNP
G Ben Powers (Foot) - Limited
C Bradley Bozeman (Illness) - Full
QB Tyler Huntley (Illness) - Full
G Ben Cleveland (Head) - Limited
WR Marquise Brown (Ankle) - Full
DT Calais Campbell (NIR–Rest) - DNP
WR Devin Duvernay (Ankle/Knee) - Full

Thursday, January 6
CB Anthony Averett (Ribs/Chest) - DNP
QB Lamar Jackson (Ankle) - DNP
T Patrick Mekari (Hand) - Limited
OLB Odafe Oweh (Foot) - DNP
G Ben Powers (Foot) - Limited
C Bradley Bozeman (Illness) - Full
QB Tyler Huntley (Illness) - Full
G Ben Cleveland (Head) - DNP
RB Devonta Freeman (NIR-Rest) - DNP
T Alejandro Villanueva (NIR-Rest) - DNP
NT Brandon Williams (NIR-Rest) - DNP
WR Marquise Brown (Ankle) - DNP

Wednesday, January 5
CB Anthony Averett (Ribs/Chest) - DNP
OLB Justin Houston (NIR – Rest) - DNP
QB Lamar Jackson (Ankle) - DNP
T Patrick Mekari (Hand) - DNP
OLB Odafe Oweh (Foot) - DNP
FB Patrick Ricard (Knee) - DNP
CB Jimmy Smith (NIR – Rest) - DNP
CB Tavon Young (NIR – Rest) - DNP
G Kevin Zeitler (NIR – Rest) - DNP
G Ben Powers (Foot) - Limited
C Bradley Bozeman (Illness) - Full
QB Tyler Huntley (Illness) - Full

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