The Steelers got in their second official practice of the week on Thursday in preparation to play the Tennessee Titans this coming weekend. T Max Starks (ankle) and NT Casey Hampton (hamstring) both sat out for a second straight day. As expected, WR Hines Ward (not injury related), LB James Farrior (not injury related) and DE Aaron Smith (not injury related) all returned to practice fully on Thursday after getting their veterans day off yesterday. DE Nick Eason (not injury related) reportedly did not practice again on Thursday, but is not listed with an injury. WR Arnaz Battle (knee) returned to practice fully today after sitting out yesterday. S Troy Polamalu (not injury related) was given a day off because of the impending birth of his 2nd child. LB Jason Worilds (shoulder) and WR Emmanuel Sanders (quad) both sat out on Thursday after both were limited on Wednesday. QB Byron Leftwich (knee) was limited for a second straight day and was wearing his knee brace. CB Bryant McFadden was added to the injury report today and did not practice. CB William Gay worked in his spot at left corner.
For the Titans on Thursday, DE William Hayes (knee) practiced fully on Thursday after sitting out Wednesday. DT Tony Brown (knee) and T Mike Otto (knee) both sat out for the second straight day of practice with knee injuries.