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Steelers vs Bengals Update

Heath Miller will play tonight. Miller is coming back fairly quick from a high ankle sprain but indications are Miller can’t do any more damage to his ankle. Miller will likely play in 70%-75% of the offensive plays tonight according to Bruce Arians following yesterday’s practice.
Casey Hampton may be a bit limited tonight: Expect to see Chris Hoke a lot tonight. Hampton remains bothered by a groin injury that will likely hinder him the rest of the season.
The Bengals have deactivated Chad Johnson: Johnson has struggled with Carson Palmer out of the lineup and only has 41 receptions this year. Johnson is still a good receiver but he is a deep threat and is a non-factor with Ryan Fitzpatrick running the show.

Matchup to watch: OLB James Harrison vs LT Anthony Collins
Collins replaces Levi Jones in the starting lineup and will have his work cut out for him tonight against James Harrison. Collins 6ft5 300lbs has good size but struggles with his foot work. The Steelers had 7 sacks against the Bengals in their previous meeting and Harrison will look to climb the sacks leader board as he is currently 1.5 sacks behind Joey Porter for the league lead.
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