Heyward is expected to miss 2-to-3 weeks due to the hamstring injury he suffered Sunday, NFL.com's Aditi Kinkhabwala reports.
Heyward's injury is not considered serious, but the results of Monday's MRI unfortunately suggested it could keep him sidelined until Pittsburgh's Week 8 bye. That would mean missing Week 7's top-heavy tussle against the Patriots. A Steelers team captain, Heyward boasts 17 tackles, three sacks and a fumble recovery so far this season.
Roethlisberger (knee) did some individual work at Tuesday's practice, saying afterward that he hopes to rejoin his teammates at some point next week, ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler reports.
Roethlisberger had surgery last Monday to repair a torn meniscus, with his estimated timetable of two-to-three weeks subsequently referred to as a "best case" scenario by Steelers president Art Rooney II, who said the real expectation is anywhere in the range of two-to-six weeks. Roethlisberger threw some passes to tight ends at Tuesday's practice, but it doesn't mean much that he's able to make throws while standing still. Real information regarding his potential Week 9 availability probably won't be available until next week. The Steelers are currently on bye ahead of a matchup with the rival Ravens.
Wheaton (shoulder) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Wheaton didn't practice after missing last Sunday's game due to a shoulder injury, which will cost him his fourth contest of the year this weekend versus New England. His continued absence figures to benefit Eli Rogers and Sammie Coates, although the latter wideout's fractured thumb could impact his involvement to some degree.
Williams (knee) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Williams' knee injury prevented him from practicing at all this week, so Le'Veon Bell should be prepared for an even heavier workload Sunday versus New England. In Williams' absence, Fitzgerald Toussaint embodies the Steelers' lone healthy running back behind Bell, who was already expected to see his usage increased in wake of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's (knee) injury.
Bryant was never under consideration of being cut by the Steelers despite his recently imposed year-long suspension, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Bryant's multiple violations of the league's substance abuse policy triggered a minimum one-year suspension from the league, but the Steelers never considered releasing him, according to general manager Kevin Colbert. Instead, Pittsburgh will hope Bryant makes the necessary changes to his life to get reinstated next year, when he would have two years remaining on his contract with the team. With Bryant suspended, Steelers receivers Markus Wheaton and, more specifically, Sammie Coates, will be looked upon to take advantage of their increased opportunities this season.
Seferian-Jenkins (ankle) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Ravens, the New York Daily News reports.
Seferian-Jenkins' ankle injury has limited him to just one appearance since signing with the Jets and will keep him sidelined once again Sunday. As a result, Kellen Davis and Brandon Bostick should be first-up when it comes to tight end snaps, but given the low upside there, the Jets will likely continue to make use of multi-receiver sets on offense.
Wilkerson (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Ravens.
Wilkerson missed two days of practice this week due to the ankle ailment, and the Pro Bowl defensive end will sit out his first game of the season as a result. Look for Jarvis Jenkins to see an increased snap count in Wilkerson's stead.
Wilds, who didn't play in Thursday's preseason finale, could be destined for the injured reserve/designated to return list with an LCL knee sprain, according to ESPN's Vaughn McClure.
Wilds could be stashed on the injured reserve/designated to return list if his knee injury is more serious than originally thought and if the Falcons want to keep Wilds along with Devonta Freeman, Tevin Coleman and Terron Ward. However, if his injury isn't all that serious, there's a chance he could edge Ward and earn the third running back role outright.
McDougle was waived by the Jets on Sunday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
McDougle was originally drafted in the third round of the 2014 draft, but his rookie season was quickly derailed by a torn ACL. The Jets had hoped that McDougle would rebound in 2015, but the 25-year-old never seemed to return to his old self after the injury.