Week 2 Injury Report (Patriots)

The Steelers continued their preparation for Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots with things looking up on the injury front.

Running back Najee Harris, who was limited in practice on Wednesday, was a full participant on Thursday. Harris has insisted all week that he will be good to go on Sunday.

“I’m good,” said Harris on Wednesday, stressing no need to worry.

Cornerback Levi Wallace, who was also limited on Wednesday, was a full participant on Thursday as well as he deals with an ankle injury.

Center Mason Cole was limited for the second straight day with an ankle injury, and linebacker Robert Spillane was a full participant with an eye injury he suffered against the Bengals. Defensive tackle Cameron Heyward was limited on Thursday, not injury related but rather giving him a rest.

For the Patriots, quarterback Mac Jones didn’t practice on Thursday, listed with an illness on the injury report.

The Steelers officially placed linebacker T.J. Watt on the Reserve/Injured List, meaning he has to miss at least four weeks after suffering a pectoral injury against the Bengals.

With Watt out, others will be asked to step up to fill the void.

“Obviously you don’t want to play without a guy like that, but everybody has to step up,” said Heyward. “We are not reinventing the wheel. We are not going out there saying we have to change up our scheme. We just have to do our jobs.”

The team did sign linebacker linebacker David Anenih to the 53-man roster on Thursday. Anenih was on the Tennessee Titans practice squad before joining the Steelers.

Anenih was originally signed by the Titans as an undrafted free agent following the 2022 NFL Draft. He was released on the final cutdown after the preseason and then signed to their practice squad. He played in three preseason games, leading the Titans with three sacks and three quarterback hits, as well as the leader with two forced fumbles and two passes defensed.

Anenih practiced on Thursday, and said he was excited to be on the 53-man roster.

“When I got the call, I was excited for the opportunity to be on the 53-man roster, get some reps and play,” said Anenih after practice.

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