WR1 T.Y. Hilton is the biggest name here but I would be surprised if he missed the game. He has been a limited participant in practice this week. Plus, there have been times in past seasons where he’s barely practiced or didn’t practice, was questionable and still played on Sunday. If he does miss the game, Donte Moncrief and Chester Rogers will take over.
With starting outside linebacker John Simon out, Barkevious Mingo will make his third consecutive start. Rookie Tarell Basham will rotate in periodically as well. So far, Mingo has 12 tackles, 1 fumble forced and 2 fumbles recovered in his two starts.
Wide receiver Kamar Aiken will miss his first game of the year, which means Rogers and Matt Hazel move up. Aiken has been very unproductive this season, catching just 14 balls for 131 yards in nine games. Rogers brings much more speed, quickness and playmaking ability to the field.
Rookie cornerback Quincy Wilson has yet to play since his standout Week 2 performance against the Arizona Cardinals. If he plays, he’ll likely rotate in periodically behind starting right cornerback Pierre Desir. Head coach Chuck Pagano called him a gametime decision. Wilson was a limited participant in practice all week, so it is unlikely that he plays.
The Steelers’ injury report is as follows: