After practicing fully Friday, James (ankle) no longer appears on the Steelers' Week 3 injury report. Through two games, James has logged 10 catches (on 13 targets) for 68 yards, to go along with two Week 1 touchdowns. It remains to be seen if James starts losing looks to fellow TE Vance McDonald, but in Week 2 James was on the field for 96% of the Steelers' snaps on offense.
James (ankle) returned to a limited practice Thursday. James is trending in the right direction as Sunday's game against the Bears approaches, but we'll have to see if he draws an official questionable designation for the contest come Friday, or is simply removed from the Steelers' Week 3 injury report.
James (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday. James hurt his ankle during Sunday's 26-9 win over the Vikings, but that didn't stop him from playing 96 percent of the Steelers' offensive snaps. Fellow tight end Vance McDonald, who missed the first two games with a back injury, wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report. McDonald will likely take over as the starter if James isn't ready for the Week 3 game in Chicago.
James (ankle) has been limited to start this week of practice, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. There aren't many concerns from the Steelers regarding James' ankle injury, as he was able to play through it in Week 2's win over the Vikings. The team will likely be cautious with James throughout this week of practice in order to ensure he is healthy for Week 3, especially with Vance McDonald (back) still banged up.
James injured his ankle in Sunday's 26-9 win over Minnesota, but he plans to play against the Bears in Week 3, ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler reports. James played through the injury in Week 2, catching four of five targets for 27 yards while playing 96 percent of the offensive snaps. Though likely to land on the injury report, he apparently isn't too worried about his availability for Sunday. With Vance McDonald (back) also banged up, the Steelers might be down to Xavier Grimble at tight end if James unexpectedly misses time.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|6||10/15||@Kansas City Chiefs||19||7.00|
|12||11/27||Green Bay Packers||2||1.00|
|15||12/17||New England Patriots||28||12.00|
|3 Year Avg||35||24||197||2||11||8.21||31|