The Steelers are dealing with a crowded and injured backfield, as RB Isaac Redman (ankle) was a full participant again in Thursday’s practice, and even though he was listed as a full participant in Thursday’s practice, Rashard Mendenhall (knee) said that he’s only working a little bit and his chances of playing Sunday night are still low. Meanwhile, RB Baron Batch (groin) was held out of practice on Thursday, and his status for Sunday night is up in the air.
Browns rookie RB Trent Richardson (knee) was limited again in Thursday’s practice, but Head Coach Pat Shurmur did confirm that Richardson is expected to play in Sunday’s opener.
Ravens TEs Dennis Pitta (hand surgery) and Ed Dickson (shoulder) are not on the Week 1 injury report, and are good to go vs. the Bengals in the teams’ Monday night opener.
Browns rookie WR Josh Gordon will enter the season as the backup to Greg Little.
Pittsburgh is going day to day with OLB James Harrison, and as of now he is scheduled to practice today, which will determine if he can play in Denver.
Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham (knee) is practicing fully this week, and will play Monday night.
The Steelers apparently on sold on their current depth at cornerback after they watched former starter William Gay leave via free agency and have tried to replace him with a number of players, and the team agreed to terms with former Raiders CB DeMarcus Van Dyke.