The Steelers have listed the following players as inactive for Saturday's game against the Ravens: quarterback Landry Jones, wide receiver Lance Moore, cornerback Ike Taylor, running back Le'Veon Bell, defensive end Clifton Geathers, guard Chris Hubbard and tight end Michael Palmer.
The following players for the Steelers have been ruled as probable for Saturday's wild-card clash against Baltimore: Offensive tackle Mike Adams (illness), nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder), tight end Heath Miller (not injury related), tight end Michael Palmer (groin), quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related), cornerback Ike Davis and safety Troy Polamalu (knee). Polamalu has missed the previous two games and four of the last seven due to numerous injuries. His teammates scoffed at the idea that the Steelers are better off without the services of Polamalu, after he was a surprise inactive in Week 17. However, Will Allen could cut into Polamalu's playing time on Saturday, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Pittsburgh is a 3-point home favorite against Baltimore.
The Steelers have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday night's Week 17 showdown with the Bengals: cornerback Ike Taylor (shoulder, forearm), safety Troy Polamalu (knee), tight end Michael Palmer (groin), quarterback Landry Jones, wide receiver Justin Brown, defensive end Clifton Geathers and guard Chris Hubbard. Taylor, Polamalu and Palmer were all listed as questionable to play Sunday but none of the three will be available for the regular-season finale. The three players listed as probable to play in Week 17 are all active, including tackle Kelvin Beachum (back), tight end Matt Spaeth (elbow) and linebacker Vince Williams (ankle). Pittsburgh is a 3 1/2-point favorite at home against Cincinnati.
The Steelers have listed safety Troy Polamalu (knee), cornerback Ike Taylor (shoulder, forearm) and tight end Michael Palmer (groin) were labeled questionable for Sunday's regular season finale against Cincinnati. Tackle/guard Kelvin Beachum (back), tight end Matt Spaeth (elbow) and linebacker Vince Williams (ankle) were ruled probable.
Steelers tight end Michael Palmer finally recorded his first catch of the season Week 5 at Jacksonville, and he made it count in a 17-9 win. Palmer's lone reception Sunday was a 1-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter, which gave Pittsburgh a 10-3 lead. The touchdown catch was the fourth of Palmer's career and first since 2012 with the Falcons. The Steelers are back in action Week 6 at Cleveland.