The Steelers released their final injury report for Week 16's game against the Chiefs and safety Troy Polamalu (knee) is listed as doubtful. Cornerback Ike Taylor (shoulder) is also listed as doubtful. Tight end Matt Spaeth (elbow) is the only player listed as questionable. The following players are listed as probable: William Gay, Marcus Gilbert, James Harrison, Steve McLendon, Heath Miller, Mike Mitchell, Maurkice Pouncey, Ben Roethlisberger and Markus Wheaton. The Steelers are 3-point favorites.
The Steelers have cleared two of their three significant probables for their Sunday game against Atlanta. Tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle) has been ruled out. The two green-lighted are cornerback William Gay (quad) and center Maurkice Pouncey (ankle).
The Steelers have listed corner back Ike Taylor as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Falcons. Taylor, who left last week's game against the Bengals with a forearm injury, was unable to practice most of the week. Linebacker James Harrison , who missed last week's game with a knee injury, is questionable. The following players are probable for Pittsburgh: Ben Roethlisberger, William Gay, Marcus Gilbert, Cameron Heyward, Heath Miller and Maurkice Pouncey.
The Steelers haven't said how long starting cornerback Ike Taylor will be out due to his broken forearm, but the injury typically requires six to eight weeks to heal, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. The paper expects William Gay and Antwon Blake to fill in for Taylor.
Nickel cornerback William Gay is "underrated and underappreciated but not by the Steelers," according to the team's website. The site expects Gay, who's owed $1.5 million in 2014, to stick on the roster because "he is precisely the kind of player a team needs to contend." Gay, 29, had 63 tackles, nine passes defensed, two forced fumbles, an interception return for a touchdown and a sack last season.