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Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons brings down Ravens tight end Dallas Clark during the first quarter Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at Heinz Field.

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• The Steelers' injury list is uncommonly long: linebackers Lawrence Timmons (broken left hand) and LaMarr Woodley (right knee soreness), right tackle Marcus Gilbert (quadriceps), defensive end Brett Keisel (ribs), wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery (abdominal strain) and left tackle Kelvin Beachum (ribs). Defensive end Cam Heyward also is fighting through an unspecified illness. Wide receiver Markus Wheaton (broken finger) will miss a third consecutive game.

• If Gilbert can't play, Guy Whimper probably will make his first start for Pittsburgh. Whimper played 48 of 59 snaps Sunday and, according to Mike Tomlin, “delivered an above-the-line performance.” Previously, Whimper hadn't taken a snap all season.

• Linebacker Jarvis Jones (concussion), who didn't play Sunday, wasn't on Tomlin's injury list. Ben Roethlisberger was bothered by what he said was “blurry vision” for a couple of plays after being hit by Ravens pass rusher Elvis Dumervil, who drew a grabbing-the-face-mask penalty.

• Running back Isaac Redman found himself fourth on the depth chart at a position where some teams carry only two players. Tomlin said the Steelers released him — a move Roethlisberger said came as a “shock” — because linebacker Kion Wilson provides more special team options.

Emmanuel Sanders, denied the longest kickoff return touchdown in Steelers history because a foot scraped the out-of-bounds line, could be used as a returner again, Tomlin said. Felix Jones has been the primary kickoff returner.

— Alan Robinson

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