On Friday the Pittsburgh Steelers (5-0) released their third and final injury/participation report of the week and two players—slot cornerback Mike Hilton (shoulder) and fullback Derek Watt (hamstring)—were ruled out of Sunday’s game against the undefeated Tennessee Titans (5-0). Hilton and Watt were the only two Steelers players to miss practice on Friday; everyone else was a full participant, including quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who missed the first half of Thursday’s practice for personal reasons.


By virtue of being full participants in practice on Friday, it’s likely that wide receiver Dionate Johnson (back), wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee), center Maurkice Pouncey (foot) and guard David DeCastro (abdomen) will start on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Sunday’s game will be the first contest that Mike Hilton (5-foot-9, 184 pounds) has missed since he broke into Pittsburgh’s lineup in 2017, having appeared in all 16 regular season games between 2017-19 and all five games this year.