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Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has named wide receiver Dallas Baker the teams 4th receiver for the Steelers opener against the Houston Texans. Baker caught the eye of the coaching staff during the teams OTA’s and continued his strong play in camp. It remains to be seen how much playing time Baker or second round selection Limas Sweed will see Sunday afternoon. When the Steelers go into their four receiver sets, it is likely the team will use Santonio Holmes, Hines Ward, Nate Washington and Heath Miller.

Linebacker James Harrison has been limited in practice but is expected to be at full strength for Sunday’s tilt.
Tight end Sean McHugh has been ruled out for Sunday’s game due to an ankle injury.
There are whispers that the Steelers will make Marvel Smith a contract offer prior to Sunday’s game.

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