The Steelers began their preparations for Sunday night’s wild card round game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Wednesday.
The team practices indoors at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex and at a time of year when staying healthy is more important than ever, the Steelers are for the most part a healthy team.
As coach Mike Tomlin indicated in his weekly press conference, running back Nazi Harris will be slow at the start of the week. He did not practice on Wednesday after suffering an elbow injury in last week’s win over the Ravens. Harris was able to return to the game after injury, but the plan was for him to take a quick rest.
“He has been aggressive in terms of treatment,” Tomlin said. “It will slow him down in the early parts of the week, and then we’ll let him run into practice and see how he feels as game time approaches.”
Tomlin knows that Harris has an attitude where he likes to go all day, 110% every day, and as long as they will manage how aggressive he is to keep her safe, having a guy with that attitude is even worse. Not there.
“It’s a pleasure to be quite honest with you,” Tomlin said. “I’d rather say ’em instead of wooa. That’s a good point and a problem when you have a guy with the way he is wired.”
In addition, cornerback Arthur Moulette was limited in practice, still in concussion protocol.
“We will continue that process and let the experts be our guide in terms of their availability and their practice participation during the week,” Tomlin said.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (pectoral/right shoulder) was limited, while tackle Dan Moore Jr. (ankle) was a full participant.
RELATED: Receiver James Washington remains on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. Washington was placed on the list on Saturday and did not play against the Ravens.