Tuitt (biceps) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears.
Tuitt was a full participant Thursday and Friday, so he should be expected to play Sunday. It's still the 24-year-old's first full practices since sustaining the injury in the season opener, and Tyson Alualu is likely to step in should he be unable to go.
Thursday's practice marks the first time Tuitt has practiced since injuring his bicep in the Steelers' season opener. It's a great first step, but his involvement in Friday's practice is just as important in determining his availability for Sunday's game against the Bears.
Tuitt (biceps) said he will practice Thursday, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Assuming Tuitt is true to his word, it would mark his first practice since suffering the biceps injury in the Steelers' season-opening win over the Browns. Per Dulac, Tuitt said he expects to know by the weekend if he'll be able to suit up Sunday against the Bears, which should be made apparent by the extent of his involvement in practices Thursday and Friday. Tyson Alualu has served as Tuitt's primary replacement while he's been sidelined, logging eight total tackles in two contests.
Tuitt (biceps) is hopeful to play in Sunday's matchup against the Bears, Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network reports.
It was originally feared that Tuitt tore his biceps in the season opener, but he was ultimately given a week-to-week designation. A return Sunday against the Bears would be ahead of what anyone originally thought, but the 24-year-old remains optimistic. Tyson Alualu would again be in line for a bigger role should Tuitt ultimately not take the field.
Tuitt was able to practice as a limited participant Friday, but he's not quite ready for game action after originally suffering the biceps injury during the Steelers' Week 1 win over the Browns. Both Tyson Alualu and Leterrius Walton figure to be in line for additional snaps until Tuitt is able to return, which could be in Week 3 against the Bears.
|3||9/24/17||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ KC||4:25 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ DET||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/12/17||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|13||12/4/17||@ CIN||8:30 pm|
|16||12/25/17||@ HOU||4:30 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|