The Pittsburgh Steelers seem to have much of the same luck when it comes to the offensive line. The Steelers have lost two starting centers to season ending injuries and the rest of the offensive line has not been much healthier.
Steelers N Stuff has learned today that newly signed offensive tackle, Rashad Butler has left the team for personal reasons. Butler was signed just two days before he left.
The Steelers looked on the trading block earlier in the season, but again the bad luck stayed. After trading the Arizona Cardinals for left tackle Levi Brown, he was lost for the remainder of the season due to a tore triceps he suffered in pre-game warm ups.
The Steelers then suffered three more injuries on Thursday night to the offensive line. Right guard David DeCastro (foot), and left tackles Kelvin Beachum (knee) and Mike Adams (ankle). There has been no injury updates on any of these three players.
These injuries left the Steelers to play Guy Whimper at left tackle and Cody Wallace at center. DeCastro finished the game.
The Steelers still face a growing problem with just six days until they take on the Miami Dolphins in a must-win game. To this point, we are believed the only capable contributors are Guy Whimper, Ramon Foster, Eric Olsen, Cody Wallace, and Marcus Gilbert. These five men have not played a single down together.
Head Coach Mike Tomlin’s press conference will be held on Tuesday, and will certainly have to address the offensive line and who will be the five starters on Sunday.The Steelers continue to remain in the hunt in the AFC, so Sunday’s game is even more important against a Dolphins team who are getting through their own problems.