Ben Roethlisberger is back in the house, but the Pittsburgh Steelers continue to struggle with injuries along their battered offensive line.
Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Sunday night that starting left guard Willie Colon aggravated his previously injured knee in Sunday's 34-24 loss to the San Diego Chargers and likely won't play again this season.
According to the long-time beat writer, the Steelers plan to move All-Pro center Maurkice Pouncey to Colon's spot with Doug Legursky taking over the middle position. It's not an ideal fix for the 7-6 Steelers, but coaches feel Legursky is a better suited at center than guard because he tends to play with his "shoulders square to the line of scrimmage," Dulac noted. Rookie David DeCastro also looms as an option at left guard.
Despite an eternal stream of O-line combinations for the Steelers, the primary goal remains unchanged: Keep Big Ben safe and sound from defensive behemoths everywhere.