The Steelers bye week came at a time where they had an opportunity to get healthy, and for the most part, they did.
A big concern heading into the bye, other than the health of Ben Roethlisberger, was the health of wide receiver Antonio Brown. Brown suffered a hip injury in the loss to New England, but has been a full participant in practice this week and will be good to go for Sunday.
Roethlisberger (knee) returned to practice this week, albeit in a limited capacity, and his availability will be a game-time decision.
Other notable names returning to full participation in practice this week are DE Cameron Heyward (hamstring), OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle), WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) and S Shamarko Thomas (groin).
Running back DeAngelo Williams (knee) was limited at practice Wednesday, but did not practice on Thursday. Cody Wallace (knee) is out this week as well.
Wide receiver Sammie Coates and tight end Ladarius Green continue to work their way back from injury as well. Both remain out this week, but are making significant progress.