Cam Heyward on Instagram: “I would like to thank everyone who has been in my corner this season. It pains me to say that I will not get to continue playing this season. My role will change as I can not play but it will not change the goals the team has set out. My support for this team will only grow and I look forward in watching this team grow and fight on. Hate being on the sideline but there is a greater plan taking place. My patience will be tested but I look forward to 2017. My hand will remain in the pile no matter what!” (via http://ble.ac/teamstream-) http://teamstre.am/2fRW1D7
Updated: A finalized injury and suspension report for the Steelers @ Redskins 2016 Week 1 opening game.
Doctson, Josh (WR) – Questionable
Golston, Kedric (NT) – Questionable
Jones, Matt (RB) – Questionable
Long, Spencer (G) – Questionable
Reyes, Kendall (DE) – Questionable
Senquez Golson (CB) – Out
Roosevelt Nix (RB) – Out
Cody Wallace (C) – Out
Markus Wheaton (WR) – Out
As you can see, the Steelers are a bit more beat up going into week 1 compared to the Redskins with a few injuries to major contributors. Earlier in the week, it was thought that Wheaton was going to play. He must have had a setback. The Steelers will also be without Le’Veon Bell (3 games) and Martavis Bryant (1 year) due to suspensions.
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