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DeAngelo Williams has foot issue; Steelers have little depth behind him

DeAngelo Williams


Though the newest injury to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is the most discussed item regarding the Steelers this week, Roethlisberger isn’t the only key offensive player whose status for Sunday’s game is uncertain.

Running back DeAngelo Williams has a foot issue that Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said will keep Williams out of practice Wednesday.

With Williams back in the starting role because Le’Veon Bell is lost for the season, that leaves Jordan Todman and the newly signed Isaiah Pead as the only other running backs on the roster.

Todman has 2 carries for 14 yards this season. Pead was signed last week when the team placed Bell on injured reserve.

Williams has been effective, rushing for 5 touchdowns and averaging 5.3 yards per carry.

The Steelers have running back Fitzgerald Toussaint on the practice squad. Another emergency option for the Steelers could be bringing back Dri Archer, who worked as a running back and wide receiver in his time with the team before he was released last week. Archer has thus far declined practice squad offers from the Steelers and from other teams as he awaits another opportunity.

The Steelers are really ready for their bye that comes next week.