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5-5, 2nd in AFC North

Brooke Pryor ESPN Staff Writer 

The Steelers will officially be without JuJu Smith-Schuster and James Conner against the Bengals. CB Artie Burns is listed as doubtful. There were no other injury designations, meaning WR Diontae Johnson (concussion) is good to go. That's good news for a very depleted WR corps.

Schefter: Garrett accused Rudolph of using a racial slur (0:26)
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Garrett's suspension upheld; Pouncey's reduced

Browns defensive end Myles Garrett's indefinite suspension has been upheld and Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey's ban has been reduced to two games following appeals, the NFL announced Thursday.

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1dBrooke Pryor

Heyward: Rudolph 'distraught' over slur claim

The Steelers' Cam Heyward said Thursday that teammate Mason Rudolph emphatically denied directing a racial slur at the Browns' Myles Garrett and is "distraught" over the allegation.

Ninkovich: Bengals will struggle against the Steelers' defense (1:00)
Schefter: NFL was determined Garrett wouldn't play again this season (1:49)

Brooke Pryor ESPN Staff Writer 

RB James Conner and WR JuJu Smith-Schuster both missed practice for the second day in a row. It's looking even more likely that both miss Sunday's game in Cincinnati. Diontae Johnson (concussion) and Bud Dupree (arm), TE Nick Vannett (illness) were all full participants.

Heyward: 'I know Mason didn't say it' (0:40)
Cruz: Regardless of what was said, Garrett was wrong (1:10)

Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

Myles Garrett's indefinite suspension has been upheld. Maurkice Pouncey's suspension has been reduced from 3 games to 2 games.

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NFL: No evidence of Rudolph using racial slur

The NFL "found no such evidence" that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph directed a racial slur at Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett just prior to last week's brawl, league spokesman Brian McCarthy said Thursday.

Ogunjobi and Pouncey appeals update (1:01)
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2dBrooke Pryor

Rudolph regrets his actions, is OK with Garrett

Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph says he regrets his actions from the brawl with the Browns and doesn't have ill will toward Myles Garrett, who hit Rudolph in the head with a helmet.

Brooke Pryor ESPN Staff Writer 

Two of the three Steelers players in the concussion protocol were full participants in Wednesday's practice. Both Diontae Johnson and Ola Adeniyi practiced while JuJu Smith-Schuster didn't participate. Running back James Conner (shoulder) also didn't practice.

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Source: Garrett appeal points to 2013 Smith ban

Myles Garrett and the NFLPA argued during an appeal hearing that the indefinite ban for the Browns star -- as compared to Antonio Smith's suspension in 2013 for swinging his helmet at another player -- is excessive.

Brooke Pryor ESPN Staff Writer 

OLB Tuzar Skipper is back with the Steelers. He's been signed to the 53-man roster and DE L.T. Walton has been placed on the Reserve/Injured List.

Brooke Pryor ESPN Staff Writer 

The Steelers weren't among the seven teams who attended Colin Kaepernick's workout in Atlanta on Saturday. Mike Tomlin said part of that was because they were focused on preparing for the Browns on a short week. But he also said communication around the event wasn't great. "Not a lot of discussions there, to be honest with you," he said "Not a lot of real fluid information there, how the information came out."

Team Stats

Passing Yards202.827th
Rushing Yards80.727th
Points For20.024th
Points Against20.2