Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell went through a full practice Friday, and, barring any setbacks between now and Sunday, it appears he will play against the Indianapolis Colts, writes the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Mitchell injured his Achilles in the Oct. 29 game against the Detroit Lions. He was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday, but was not listed on the official status report Friday after practice, a sign he is healthy enough to play.
Pittsburgh will have its entire starting lineup healthy for the first time this season if Mitchell is able to play.
Right tackle Marcus Gilbert and defensive Stephon Tuitt, who missed the two games right before the off week are ready, also. Tuitt missed four games and most of another in the first half of the season.
If Mitchell has a setback or has to exit the game, the Steelers have J.J. Wilcox and Robert Golden waiting to step in, noted the Post-Gazette. Both saw time against the Lions after Mitchell left that game.
“I’m comfortable,” Wilcox told the paper. “It’s Week 9 going into Week 10. Being a veteran guy you have to come in and learn the ropes. I feel like I’m capable and ready to go.”