Injury Report Out Bryant McFadden ‚Äì surgery on his arm yesterday. Plate inserted. He‚Äôll be out for weeks. Keyaron Fox ‚Äì Hamstring Questionable Marvel Smith ‚Äì Smith is progressing and will be re-evaluated on Wednesday Dallas Baker ‚Äì Shoulder injury, his status is up in the air Probable Willie Parker continues to progress. Slated to practice tomorrow. Troy Polamalu ‚Äì concussion, test were favorable. He could practice tomorrow and as of right now Tomlin anticipates Polamalu playing. Carey Davis will practice, expected to play Casey Hampton slated to practice on Wednesday, expected to play
Steelers Injury Report Out Dallas Baker ‚Äì Sprain shoulder Carey Davis Keyaron Fox ‚Äì hamstring Questionable Casey Hampton ‚Äì ( Ran yesterday he looked pretty good) Marvel Smith ‚Äì Held out of practice yesterday due to back spasms Probable Jeff Reed ‚Äì Much improved Willie Parker ‚Äì Practice yesterday Brett Keisel will play Notes Tomlin stood up for Hines Ward when asked about Ward being fined on consecutive games. Tomlin said he wants clarity from the league on the situation. With Dallas Baker out, Limas Sweed will be the teams #4 receiver. Tomlin said Sweed is practicing well but needs more consistency and has been on the brink of warranting a opportunity. Tomlin spoke very high of Darnell Stapleton. Tomlin indicates Stapleton is a performer Max Starks will start at left tackle if Marvel Smith can‚Äôt play
Week 5 PC Notes Steelers still exploring candidates when it comes to running backs. Tomlin would not mention any names but said the Steelers will sign two running backs by the end of the day. Najeh Davenport is expected to sign this afternoon according to Ed Bouchette. Injuries Out Mendenhall ‚Äì Shoulder fracture ‚Äì to have surgery relatively quickly Brett Keisel ‚Äì Calf Casey Hampton ‚Äì groin Willie Parker ‚Äì knee sprain Carey Davis ‚Äì questionable ‚ÄìTomlin said Davis felt a lot better today Andre Frazier expected to play.
Week 1 Press Conference Tomlin calls Houston a team on the rise and characterizes them as a dangerous team. Injuries The Steelers are very healthy Larry Foote is expected to play. Lawrence Timmons will see playing time in the Steelers 3-4 base Tomlin thinks the team better prepared to protect the quarterback. Saw a lot of things he liked during the preseason especially the way the O-Line protected on play action Tomlin indicated the team will game plan around Houston defensive end Mario Williams. The Texans are expected to move Williams around on passing downs To be Determined regarding how much playing time Rashard Mendenhall will see Special Teams Kick Returns – Primary returner Rashard Mendenhall Punt Returns – Primary Returner Mewelde Moore Santonio Holmes will be used certain situations Tomlin did not name the teams 4th receiver A lot will depend on who has the better week of practiceRead More »