PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals don’t have to worry about facing Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor on Sunday.
Coach Mike Tomlin says Taylor will miss his third straight game while recovering from a fractured ankle. The Steelers also placed cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.
Pittsburgh signed former Penn State cornerback and Pittsburgh native Justin King to take Van Dyke’s place on the roster. King was a fourth-round selection by the St. Louis Rams in 2008 and played five games this season in Indianapolis before being released.
The Steelers (7-7) need to win each of their final two games — vs. Cincinnati (8-6) and Cleveland (5-9) — to advance to the playoffs for the third straight season. Pittsburgh beat the Bengals 24-17 in the teams’ first meeting on Oct. 21.