The Steelers wrapped up practice preparations on Friday with G Trai Essex (ankle) once again being limited in practice. Essex is officially listed as doubtful on the injury report and will likely be inactive on Sunday for the 3rd game in a row. Doug Legursky will start at right guard once again. Back-up NT Chris Hoke worked all week and it seems like he will be ready to resume his role of spelling starting NT Casey Hampton when needed.
For the Browns on Friday, QB Jake Delhomme (ankle) and QB Seneca Wallace (ankle) both sat out practice for a third straight day and both are listed as doubtful. Also not practicing for a third straight day were OL John St. Clair and (ankle), DL Robaire Smith (back). Both are also listed as doubtful. RB Peyton Hillis (thigh), , DL Kenyon Coleman (knee), TE Robert Royal (shoulder), DB Nick Sorensen (calf) and OL Floyd Womack (knee) were all limited on Friday and all were listed as questionable. C Alex Mack (shoulder), T Joe Thomas (shin), WR Joshua Cribbs (ankle) and DB Abram Elam (knee) all practiced on Friday and are listed as probable.