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Woodley, Keisel And Foster All Miss Practice; Could All Sit Sunday

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The Steelers are hurting, and could be down three of their key starters Sunday when they take on the 6-3 Lions at Heinz Field in a critical game.

Three starters again missed practice on Friday, and all three have yet to practice this week.

The players are OLB linebacker LaMarr Woodley, defensive end Brett Keisel and left guard Ramon Foster.

Woodley is suffering from a calf injury, Keisel a foot injury and Foster an ankle injury.

For now, Woodley is listed as doubtful, and Mike Tomlin said earlier in the week that it didn’t look like Foster was going to play.

Keisel is battling plantar fasciitis, and is listed as questionable, as is Foster.

If Foster does indeed sit, Guy Whimper will get the start at guard, as he’s practiced all week with the first team.

Ziggy Hood, who lost playing time to Cam Heyward, would get the start for Keisel.

Left tackle Kelvin Beachum (hip), right guard David DeCastro (ankle), right tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle), center Fernando Velasco (knee), offensive tackle Mike Adams (ribs) and tight end Heath Miller are all probable.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.



  1. Jalen

    November 15, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    This about the time EVERY YEAR when Woolley gets hurt. If there’s anyone that we should be talking about who has high trade value….it’s not Big Ben!!!!!

  2. Dave B.

    November 15, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    For all the idiots out there and I do mean idiots screaming to the heavens to trade Ben or run him out of town ,I’d like to remind you of one thing . Terry Bradshaw retired in 1983 . From 1980 to 2005 we won no Super Bowls . Thats a total of twenty five years . In the last eight years Ben Roethlisberger has led the Steelers to three Super Bowls and won two of them . For twenty five years we had Bubby Brister , David Woodley , Todd Blackledge and yes Steve Bono who played more like Sonny Bono . Whats the moral to the story ? You have to have a true franchise quarterback to win in the NFL and we have one of the best . Hes got the Lombardi’s to prove it .

  3. Josh

    November 16, 2013 at 5:26 am

    ziggy hood is a ffirst round bust. I doubt he’ll be any factor in the upcoming game. he isn’t good at LE switching him to RE isn’t gonna help. we’re gonna see how much we’ll miss the beard

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