The Pittsburgh secondary has yet to record an interception through seven weeks.
The Steelers have just three interceptions on the season, with no help coming from their defensive backs. In addition to the lack of turnovers, the Steelers have recorded just eight sacks in seven games, tied for the lowest total in the NFL. DC Keith Butler will look to get his defense back on the right track after their Week 8 bye, when they will travel to face AFC North rival Baltimore.
Brandon Marshall (foot) did not practice Wednesday.
Marshall always seems to be battling a minor, nagging injury, and this isn't the first practice he's missed this season. Check back on Thursday, but as of now, there's no reason to believe Marshall won't play against the Browns.
Bilal Powell (toe) did not practice Wednesday.
Powell is battling turf toe, which is typically a multi-week injury. After Matt Forte resurrected from the dead in Week 7 with 155 total yards and two touchdowns on 34 touches, he could be in for a similar workload in a dream spot against the Browns. Forte is back on the RB1 map with Powell out.
Louis Murphy (knee, PUP) suffered a setback in practice last week.
Coach Dirk Koetter said it's not a new issue with Murphy's surgically-repaired knee. Murphy didn't practice Wednesday and is in doubt for Week 8.
Coach Gary Kubiak confirmed Devontae Booker will start Week 8 against the Chargers if C.J. Anderson (knee) can't play.
By all accounts, Anderson isn't going to play this week, or any week in the immediate future. He's said to be dealing with a bone bruise that could sideline him for the remainder of the year. The Broncos are seventh in the NFL in rushing attempts and eighth in run-play percentage. This is a run-based offense, and Booker should have no problem reach the 20-touch threshold against San Diego. Booker averaged over 9.0 YPC on five attempts against this same San Diego defense in Week 7. Booker is a locked-in RB1 and needs to be added ASAP.
Tyrell Williams (undisclosed) is not practicing Wednesday.
Williams wasn't known to suffer an injury in last week's game against the Falcons. Check back Thursday and Friday to see if he practices. Either way, Williams is staring down a tough draw against the Broncos this week.
Travis Benjamin (knee) is not practicing Wednesday.
Neither is fellow starter Tyrell Williams (undisclosed). Benjamin was on the injury report last week with a knee injury, sitting out Wednesday before returning Thursday and Friday. We'll assume that's the same scenario that will play out this week ahead of a brutal matchup with the Broncos' secondary.
Hunter Henry (concussion) is practicing Wednesday.
Henry reported concussion-like symptoms to the team after the Week 7 win over the Falcons, but it sounds like it isn't overly serious. He likely has more tests to pass, but Henry is on track to play Sunday against the Broncos.