Ravens rule out Eugene Monroe, Timmy Jernigan, Arthur Brown
None of the three players practiced this week. Monroe has been sidelined with an ankle injury he sustained vs. the Houston Texas in Week 16. According to The Baltimore Sun, James Hurst will start in his place for the second straight game, John Urschel will play right guard and Marshal Yanda will again lineup at right tackle.
Monroe was a first-round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2009. He was traded to the Ravens in October 2013, and re-signed with the team on a five-year, $37.5 million deal with $17.5 million guaranteed.
Jernigan injured his left foot and ankle against the Cleveland Browns in Week 17. Five-time All Pro defensive tackle Haloti Nagata, who has returned from a four-game NFL suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy, will replace him.
According to the Sun, both Monroe and Jernigan are in walking boots.
Brown, a 2013 second-round pick of the Ravens, pulled his hamstring while playing special teams against the Browns.
The Ravens and Steelers split their two games this season. Baltimore won 26-6 in Week 2, while Pittsburgh won 43-23 in Week 9.
- Mike Fiammetta