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Steelers' Burns limited in practice with knee injury

Joe Rutter
| Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, 4:15 p.m.
Patriots running back Rex Burkhead scores past the Steelers' Artie Burns during the first quarter Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, at Heinz Field.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Patriots running back Rex Burkhead scores past the Steelers' Artie Burns during the first quarter Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, at Heinz Field.

Cornerback Artie Burns was among four players who showed up on the first injury report of the week for the Steelers. Burns was listed as a limited participant Wednesday with a knee injury.

If the injury is serious, Burns could be replaced in the lineup by rookie Cam Sutton when the Steelers play the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday in an AFC divisional playoff game. The Steelers have two more practices this week in advance of the game.

When cornerback Joe Haden fractured his fibula in November, veteran Coty Sensabaugh made four starts at cornerback. Sutton replaced Sensabaugh in the Dec. 17 matchup against the New England Patriots.

“We have all played throughout the season,” Haden said. “Cam has gotten a lot of reps in games during the season -- meaningful games. Same thing with Coty. Coty's a vet and has been in the game for a while, so I feel like we have depth (because of) playing time, so I think all the corners and everybody are willing to rep and play.”

Also on the injury report Wednesday were center/guard B.J. Finney (thigh), defensive end Stephon Tuitt (elbow) and wide receiver Antonio Brown (calf).

Finney, who was injured in the regular-season finale against Cleveland, was limited as was Tuitt. Brown was a full participant for the second since returning to practice from his calf injury that kept him out of the final two regular-season games.

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