A healthy team is likely one of the items fans have put on their holiday wish list. And while Christmas is still 10 days away, Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin gave Steelers fans an early gift in the form of his injury update during Tuesday's pre s conference.Tomlin said that he is "excited about the po sible incursion" of several previously injured players for Sunday's home game against the . Tomlin specifically mentioned outside linebackers (going) and (knee), cornerback (foot), inside linebacker (knee), guard/center (pectoral), and defensive lineman (ankle)."We'll see where their participation Cody Allen Jersey and the quality of their participation leads us," , via the team's website. "We got a good practice that we're planning for tomorrow. We'll carry pads tomorrow to give some of those guys an opportunity to display readine s and see where they are, and it can better aid us in terms of some the decision-making that we're going to Albert Pujols Jersey have to make as the week unfolds in terms of who we go to and who we don't go to."Injuries have limited Haden to just eight games this season. While Pittsburgh's defense has at times struggled without Haden in the starting lineup, the Steelers have found a reliable replacement in , who recorded two interceptions in last week's 36-28 lo s to Minnesota. A three-time Pro Bowler, Haden helped Pittsburgh's defense finish third in the NFL in fewest pa sing yards allowed in each of the previous two seasons. Pick Six Newsletter Crafted By The Best NFL Experts Get the day's big stories + fun stuff you love like mock drafts, picks and power rankings. I agree to receive the "Pick Six Newsletter" and marketing communications, updates, special offers Jonathan Lucroy Jersey (including partner offers), and other information from CBS Sports and the Paramount family of companies. By pre sing sign up, I confirm that I have read and agree to the and acknowledge Paramount's . Please check the opt-in box to acknowledge that you would like to subscribe. Thanks for signing up! Keep an eye on your inbox. Sorry! There was an error proce sing your subscription. Watt and Highsmith sustained their injuries during last Thursday's lo s to the . Despite mi sing two full games and parts of several others, Watt leads the NFL with 16 sacks. He is one sack away from breaking 13-year-old franchise single season record. A first-year starter, Highsmith has three sacks, 54 tackles and 12 tackles for lo s this season.The po sible returns of Spillane, Ha senauer and Buggs would add depth to parts of Pittsburgh's teams that have sorely needed it. Inside linebacker has been an Achilles heel all season, as Tomlin has started giving reserves and more playing time in Darin Erstad Jersey an attempt to get getter play from that unit. The Steelers' defensive line has been undermanned for most of the season due to the absences of and . Pittsburgh's offensive line, a unit that was hit hard this offseason by the departures of , and , has struggled to consistently open up holes for rookie running back . The unit has also contributed to Ben Roethlisbeger being sacked more times than in any season Felix Pena Jersey since 2014. At 6-6-1, the Steelers will likely have to go 3-1 down the stretch just to have a chance at making the playoffs. Pittsburgh has the NFL's toughest remaining schedule, with home games against Tenne see (9-4) and Cleveland (7-6) and road games at Kansas City (9-4) and Baltimore (8-5).