Are Zaire Franklin and Jaylen Warren PLAYING tonight? Injury Report for Steelers – Colts

In a Monday Night Football matchup, the Pittsburgh Steelers will face the Indianapolis Colts. The first kickoff is set for 8:15 p.m. EST.

Zaire Franklin and Jaylen Warren DOUBFUL for Steelers vs Colts

Zaire Franklin and Jaylen Warren DOUBFUL for Steelers vs Colts

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  • The Colts’s Zaire Franklin

Franklin (illness) is questionable for Monday’s game against the Steelers.

With the initial outrage over his coaching credentials appearing to have subsided, Colts interim head coach Jeff Saturday remains focused on getting his team into the playoffs.

Although his unexpected hiring on Saturday was met with criticism, it is difficult to argue that the Colts have played well in his two games as head coach.

Although his unexpected hiring on Saturday was met with criticism, it is difficult to argue that the Colts have played well in his two games as head coach.

In order to stabilize the offense, Saturday’s first move was to reintroduce established veteran Matt Ryan as his starting quarterback.

The next thing he did was re-sign running back Jonathan Taylor, who led the team in rushing last season. In his first game, his team defeated the Raiders 252-23.

Taylor carried the ball 22 times for 147 yards and a touchdown. Taylor rushed 22 times for 82 yards and another touchdown in the Eagles’ one-point loss last week.

The Colts defense held up against one of the league’s best offenses, but they faded down the stretch after taking a 13-3 lead.

Indy gave up two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, including Hurts’ eight-yard run with less than a minute remaining.

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  • The Steelers’s Jaylen Warren

Warren (hamstring) will not play against the Colts on Monday, according to Mike DeFabo of The Athletic.

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett earlier this season, ushering in a new era with a new quarterback for one of the NFL’s oldest and most stable franchises.

For a team that has only had three head coaches in the last sixty years, change is unusual.

Pickett has made progress with each start, despite the difficulties. He threw for 265 yards and a touchdown against the Bengals at home last week, leading the team to a 30-point win.

The Steelers, on the other hand, only scored 10 points after halftime, allowing the Bengals to pull away for a 37-30 win.

The Steelers managed only 52 yards of offense in the first six drives of the second half, giving up a 20-17 lead.

The Steelers have always valued their defense and ability to put pressure on the quarterback.

This season, they’ve had to play far too many games without their primary disruptor and defending NFL sack leader, TJ Watt. He returned to the team on Sunday, and the team is hoping that his presence will help the defense.

Pittsburgh is ranked 26th in scoring defense and 31st in pass defense, both of which could improve significantly with Watt’s return.

This season, the Steelers are ranked 28th in scoring offense. They are ranked 22nd in rushing and 24th in passing. Pickett has started to develop relationships with his receivers, particularly rookie wideout George Pickens.

Injury Report for Indianapolis Colts

Kylen GransonTESun, Nov 27IllnessDid Not Practice on Saturday. Doubtful for Week 12 vs. Pittsburgh
John HurstWRSun, Nov 27AnkleQuestionable for Week 12 vs. Pittsburgh
Kwity PayeDESun, Nov 27AnkleOut for Week 12 vs. Pittsburgh. Expected Return – Week 13
Zaire FranklinOLBSun, Nov 27IllnessDid Not Practice on Saturday. Questionable for Week 12 vs. Pittsburgh
Yannick NgakoueDEFri, Nov 25BackDid Not Practice on Saturday. Questionable for Week 12 vs. Pittsburgh
DeForest BucknerDTThu, Nov 24RibsFull Practice on Saturday. Questionable for Week 12 vs. Pittsburgh
Armani WattsDBWed, Nov 23AnkleIR. Injured Reserve
Shaquille LeonardOLBTue, Nov 15BackIR. Injured Reserve
Carter O’DonnellOGWed, Nov 9UndisclosedIR. Injured Reserve
Tyquan LewisDEMon, Oct 31KneeIR. Injured Reserve
Andrew OgletreeTEThu, Sep 29Knee – ACLIR. Injured Reserve
Rigoberto SanchezPTue, Aug 30AchillesIR. Injured Reserve

Injury Report for Pittsburgh Steelers 

PLAYERPOSITIONUPDATEDINJURYINJURY STATUS
Ahkello WitherspoonCBSat, Nov 26HamstringOut for Week 12 at Indianapolis. Expected Return – Week 13
Jaylen WarrenRBSat, Nov 26HamstringOut for Week 12 at Indianapolis. Expected Return – Week 13
Robert SpillaneLBFri, Nov 25BackLimited Practice on Saturday. Questionable for Week 12 at Indianapolis
DeMarvin LealDESun, Nov 20KneeIR. Injured Reserve. Expected Return – Week 12
Miles BoykinWRSun, Nov 20ObliqueLimited Practice on Saturday. Questionable for Week 12 at Indianapolis
Calvin Austin IIIWRSun, Nov 13FootIR. Injured Reserve
William Jackson IIICBSat, Nov 12BackIR. Injured Reserve. Expected Return – Week 14
Chris BoswellKThu, Nov 10GroinIR. Injured Reserve. Expected Return – Week 14
Jeremy McNicholsRBThu, Sep 29ShoulderIR. Injured Reserve
Anthony MillerWRWed, Sep 21ShoulderIR. Injured Reserve
Karl JosephFSTue, Sep 13AnkleIR. Injured Reserve