Steelers vs. Patriots: Joe Haden & other Pittsburgh injury concerns to watch
PITTSBURGH — A Steelers team that had largely avoided major injuries until recent weeks heads into the biggest weekend of its season to date with both crucial starters – like Joe Haden and JuJu Smith-Schuster wrestling with injuries – and useful depth players in question.
Here’s which Steelers are injured with what and which of those players Pittsburgh needs the most against the New England Patriots:
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Artie Burns said he thinks Haden will start and play the whole time if he plays. Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Coty Sensabaugh and Cameron Sutton will rotate in Haden’s place until he returns.
Haden’s absence has coincided with the Steelers repeatedly giving up long completions downfield. He can’t be expect to single-handedly change that trend, but he is the only former Pro Bowler in the secondary.
He is listed as questionable.