Wednesday‚Äôs practice report: Ben Roethlisberger goes down with a minor injury. Could William Gay be the reason the Steelers won‚Äôt make a strong attempt to resign Bryant McFadden? Plus a update on Rashard Mendenhall and Limas Sweed‚Äôs progression in practice.
Ben Roethlisber is expected to be fine. Unclear if he will practice tomorrow but for now it appears to be nothing.
Ryan Clark will not be fined for his hit on Wes Welker.
Troy Polamalu was among a group of veterans who did not practice today. Polamalu may not practice until Friday. He has a calf injury that has been bothering him. Still, he should be ready to go for Sunday.
Word is Mike Tomlin has been very impressed with William Gay and based on the rotation in practice, he could start against the Cowboys. Townsend and Gay alternated. McFadden who has been practicing for three weeks is slowly making his way back. Gay‚Äôs performance this season could lead to the Steelers not even making a strong attempt to resign McFadden. I‚Äôm hearing Drew Rosenhaus the agent for McFadden believes he can get McFadden a deal bigger than what Ike Taylor signed for. Steelers will not go that high.
Rashard Mendenhall has been in the Steelers complex working out for the past two weeks. His rehab is going well. It‚Äôs a shame he was lost for the season.
Coaching staff continues to work with Limas Sweed on his separation at the line of scrimmage. It may not seem like it but Sweed is getting valuable playing time in the few reps he gets during a game. Steelers want him to be more aggressive at off the ball. They will likely have him on a strict regiment this off-season. Coaching staff wants him to add a few pounds of muscle.