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Week 8 Injury Report (Browns)

The Steelers head into Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns relatively healthy, a benefit of coming off the bye week.

The only player on the status report this week is Marcus Gilbert, who has been ruled out for the game. Gilbert missed practice all week with a knee injury, which means Matt Feiler will step in at right tackle. Feiler started earlier this season against Tampa Bay, a 30-27 win, when Gilbert was injured.

“It helps you get more time, learn technique things and correct technique errors,” said Feiler. “This is something I have to stay ready for. It keeps me on my toes.”

Three players who missed time ahead of the bye, L.J. Fort, Morgan Burnett and Darrius Heyward-Bey, all returned to work this week.

Fort was sidelined against the Bengals with an ankle injury, the first game he has missed at any level due to an injury.

“It felt incredible to be out there at practice this week,” said Fort. “That was the first game I ever missed in my life. It was a bit of a challenge to get through. It makes it feel that much better to be out there running around.

“It was hard missing the game. I was trying my hardest to get back, but there was no way. It’s not fun at all to watch. You know you can contribute, you want to help your team and contribute. Thankfully we got the ‘W’ because that was a huge game. I was helping the guys filling in at my positon and on special teams. I was there to help out with any question.

“I am good now. I am now ready to roll.”

Fort was a full participant in practice all week, as was Morgan Burnett, who is ready to get back on the field.

“To get through practice, that felt good,” said Burnett, who said he didn’t feel any ill effects of working consecutive days. “That helped me out confidence wise. Confidence and getting back in the flow and rhythm of things, and getting back in live action. That is the biggest. I am just ready to roll.

“It was good to get in a good week of participation. Getting into a normal routine. A normal work week. The body feels good. It felt good to be out there.”

Darrius Heyward-Bey was inactive the three games leading into the bye, and is more than anxious to return to action this week. He was limited in practice on Wednesday, but a full participant on Thursday and Friday.

“Not playing is the worst,” said Heyward-Bey. “I hate not being a part of it. Two years ago I was out for six weeks, this is going to be three. A lot better than last time, but I hate it.”

Pittsburgh Steelers Participation/Injury Report, Week 8

Game Status
OT Marcus Gilbert (Knee) - Out

Friday, 10/26
S Morgan Burnett (Groin) - Full
C Maurkice Pouncey (Coaches Decision) - Full
LB L.J. Fort (Ankle) - Full
OG Ramon Foster (Coaches Decision) - Full
OT Marcus Gilbert (Knee) - DNP
TE Xavier Grimble (Concussion) - Full
WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (Ankle) - Full

Thursday, 10/25
S Morgan Burnett (Groin) - Full
C Maurkice Pouncey (Coaches Decision) - Full
LB L.J. Fort (Ankle) - Full
OG Ramon Foster (Coaches Decision) - DNP
OT Marcus Gilbert (Knee) - DNP
TE Xavier Grimble (Concussion) - Full
WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (Ankle) - Full

Wednesday, 10/24
S Morgan Burnett (Groin) - Full
C Maurkice Pouncey (Coaches Decision) - DNP
LB L.J. Fort (Ankle) - Full
OT Marcus Gilbert (Knee) - DNP
TE Xavier Grimble (Concussion) - Limited
WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (Ankle) - Limited

Cleveland Browns Participation/Injury Report, Week 8

Game Status
DB E. Gaines (Concussion) - Out
WR R. Higgins (Knee) - Out
DB D. Randall (Groin, Ankle)- Questionable
LB J. Schobert (Hamstring)- Out
WR D. Scott (Shoulder) - Questionable
C J. Tretter (Ankle) - Questionable

Friday, 10/26
LB G. Avery (Elbow)- Full
TE D. Fells (Knee) - Full
DB E. Gaines (Concussion) - DNP
T D. Harrison (Ankle) - Full
WR R. Higgins (Knee) - DNP
TE D. Njoku (Knee) - Full
DE E. Ogbah (Elbow) - Full
DB J. Peppers (Ankle) - Full
DL B. Price (Knee) - Full
DB D. Randall (Groin, Ankle)- Limited
LB J. Schobert (Hamstring)- DNP
WR D. Scott (Shoulder) - Limited
C J. Tretter (Ankle) - Limited

Thursday, 10/25
LB G. Avery (Elbow)- Full
TE D. Fells (Knee) - Full
DB E. Gaines (Concussion) - DNP
T D. Harrison (Ankle) - Full
WR R. Higgins (Knee) - DNP
TE D. Njoku (Knee) - Limited
DE E. Ogbah (Elbow) - Full
DB J. Peppers (Ankle) - Full
DL B. Price (Knee) - Full
DB D. Randall (Groin, Ankle)- DNP
LB J. Schobert (Hamstring)- DNP
WR D. Scott (Shoulder) - Limited
DL C. Smith (Not Injury Related)- Full
C J. Tretter (Ankle) - DNP

Wednesday, 10/24
LB G. Avery (Elbow)- Full
TE D. Fells (Knee) - Full
DB E. Gaines (Concussion) - DNP
T D. Harrison (Ankle) - Full
WR R. Higgins (Knee) - DNP
TE D. Njoku (Knee) - Limited
DE E. Ogbah (Elbow) - Full
DB J. Peppers (Ankle) - Full
DB D. Randall (Groin, Ankle)- DNP
LB J. Schobert (Hamstring)- DNP
DL C. Smith (Not Injury Related)- DNP
C J. Tretter (Ankle) - DNP

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