It appears that Marcus Gilbert, a second-round draft pick, will get the start at left tackle on Thursday against the Falcons.
Jonathan Scott is still hurting with a hyperextended knee and the Steelers want to take a long look at Tony Hills at right guard.
They'd also like to get Gilbert as much experience as possible heading into the regular season, especially after he missed most of the first week of training camp with a hamstring injury.
He'll get plenty of opportunity to play against Atlanta as the starters are expected to play into the third quarter.
© Tomlin ruled out cornerback Ike Taylor for Saturday's game, even though Taylor has resumed practicing.
© In addition to Scott, cornerbacks Cortez Allen, Bryant McFadden, wide receivers Jerricho Cotchery and Emmanuel Sanders and linebacker Mario Harvey are questionable to play.
© Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel was at the Steelers facility on Thursday watching practice.