The Steelers do not practice today as this is the players official off day. Mike Tomlin press conference will be held at Noon ET.
-Former linebacker James Harrison is visiting with team today and I expect he will sign. Why else would they bring him in if they are’t going to sign him? My thoughts on his return are right here.
-Here’s the latest on the injury front; Jarvis Jones will undergo surgery for his dislocated wrist. He was put on IR-designated to return and is expected to miss eight weeks… Ike Taylor has a broken forearm but could miss just six weeks… Ryan Shazier has an MCL sprain and will miss this week’s game but could return for the next.
-The Steelers are now 5-1 all-time against Carolina.
-Mike Tomlin by the numbers… He is now 31-27 on the road lifetime as the HC of the Steelers. His record when leading at halftime improved to 55-9.
-The Steelers are 52-6 when Ben Roethlisberger has a passer rating of 100 or better.
-Antonio Brown passed Santonio Holmes for 11th all-time on the Steelers’ receiving yardage list.
-Le’Veon Bell became the first Steeler (Mike Wallace) since 2011 to gain over 100 yards from scrimmage in their first three games.
-Shaun Suisham nailed his 23rd consecutive filed goal to break the tie he had with Jeff Reed.
-The Buccaneers come to town Sunday and the Steelers will see some real similarities. At this point last year, the Steelers were also 0-3 and facing tough challenge as they played Minnesota in London. Mike Tomlin shouldn’t have to remind his players of this but I believe he will. Tampa Bay will come in with great fire this weekend.
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