James Farrior and Hines Ward have been ruled out for today’s game vs the New England Patriots.
Both were listed as questionable on Friday but the Steelers this morning downgraded both players to out.
Of the two, earlier in the week Farrior was optimistic about playing.
He is dealing with a calf injury.
Stevenson Sylvester will start at inside linebacker in place of Farrior. It will be his first career start.
Linebackers James Harrison and Jason Worilds also won’t play today. The Steelers on Saturday promoted Mortty Ivy from the practice squad.
Emmanuel Sanders will start for Ward but expect Jerricho Cotchery to see a lot of action in Ward’s spot.