Could Ryan Clark play Monday night against the Redskins? Plus the Latest injury update and will Mewelde Moore return kicks when Willie Parker returns?
Ben Roethlisberger missed practice yesterday but will practice today. The same for Hines Ward and Deshea Townsend. Casey Hampton may not return until Friday but he will play Monday night.
It is now believed that there is a outside chance that Ryan Clark may play Monday night. Clark practiced yesterday and was moving around without any pain in his right shoulder. His wasn‚Äôt going through any contact but he‚Äôs really pushing the coaching staff to let him play. The Steelers will make a official decision on Clarks‚Äô status on Friday.
Marvel Smith came into the week as questionable but I‚Äôd say it‚Äôs unlikely that he will play. Seems to be more to his back spasms than coach Tomlin is saying.
Willie Parker ran hard yesterday and unless there is a set back again, he should play. I‚Äôm still hearing that as long as Parker is healthy, he will get the bulk of the carries. The Steelers have discussed making Mewelde Moore the teams primary kick off returner but the coaching staff is a bit worried of Moore returning kicks when Parker is not 100%
Expect a big game from Santonio Holmes. He appears embarrassed by what happened last week and seems very motivated to win over his teammates.
LaMarr Woodley is a little banged up and has been undergoing treatment on his left calf.
The Steelers will also make a decision on Mitch Bergers‚Äô status by Friday.
The Steelers feel Limas Sweed received some valuable playing time Sunday and Sweed has officially moved up to #4 on the depth chart.