The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without two of their defensive
cornerstones for Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions.
Linebacker LaMarr Woodley and defensive end Brett Keisel were
placed on the inactive list. Woodley is dealing with a calf injury
while Keisel is out with plantar fasciitis in his foot. Ziggy Hood
will start in place of Keisel and rookie Jarvis Jones will fill in
The Steelers also made guard Ramon Foster inactive because of a
right ankle problem. Guy Whimper will start for Foster.
Detroit rookie defensive end Ziggy Ansah will miss his second
straight game because of a sore left ankle. Ansah will be replaced
by Devin Taylor. Wide receiver Nate Burleson remains out as he
recovers from injuries suffered in a car accident in September.