Wide receiver Santonio Holmes (back) running back Willie Parker (hamstring), fullback Frank Summers (hamstring), quarterback Dennis Dixon (shoulder), offensive lineman Darnell Stapleton (knee) and tight end Sean McHugh were all sidelined from practice on Wednesday. Holmes and Parker both seem unlikely to play Saturday against Buffalo if they do not practice Thursday.
Offensive lineman Darnell Stapleton looks to return to practice as early as next week after having arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in early August.
Linebacker James Harrison and tackle Jeremy Parquet were involved in a scuffle late in practice on Wednesday. Deebo was getting razzed afterward and both played down the fight.
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James Walker has a story on how the Steelers plan to unleash linebacker Lawrence Timmons this season. Timmons reportedly has improved greatly in his duties in the Cover 2 defense.
Things are looking better daily in the alleged sexual assault case against quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as 7 defendants have moved for a dismissal. This ought to come to an end very soon.
Wide receiver Hines Ward is working with rookie Mike Wallace and his blocking. Head coach Mike Tomlin has said that Wallace looks like a rookie as a blocker, which most do. The sooner Wallace can improve, the more he will see the field on Sunday\’s.