The Steelers continued their practice preparations on Thursday for the upcoming Sunday game versus the Miami Dolphins. Defensive end Brett Keisel (neck) and wide receiver Hines Ward (hamstring) both sat out for a second straight day of practice. Both are hopefully to work in some capacity on Friday and likely will be game time decisions on Sunday. Guard Chris Kemoeatu (wrist) was limited on Thursday after sitting out on Wednesday and safety Troy Polamalu (knee) was also limited for a second consecutive day. It is still highly unlikely Polamalu will play this week. Linebacker Rocky Boiman (calf), defensive end Travis Kirschke (calf) and running back Willie Parker (shoulder) all practiced fully on Wednesday. Linebacker James Farrior (not injury related) also worked fully after having a day of rest on Wednesday and has been removed from the injury report.
For the Dolphins on Thursday, running back Ricky Williams (shoulder) was limited in participation after working fully on Wednesday. Tackle Vernon Carey (knee) practiced fully for a second straight day.