The Steelers began practice preparations on Wednesday for their week 17 and final regular season game against the Cleveland Browns. S Troy Polamau (ankle) and DE Aaron Smith (triceps) both did not practice as expected. Smith will be out this week again and Polamalu will not test his injury until Friday according to head coach Mike Tomlin. LB James Harrison (illness), RB Mewelde Moore (knee) and LB Jason Worilds (knee) all sat out on Wednesday as well. LB LaMarr Woodley (knee) was limited today. Moore and Worilds are to be considered questionable to play this week right now. WR Arnaz Battle seems to be recovered from his chest injury that forced him to miss the Panthers game last week and is not on the injury report.
For the Browns on Wednesday, RB Peyton Hillis (ribs), DL Shaun Rogers (ankle, hip), FB Lawrence Vickers (illness) and OL Floyd Womack (knee) did not practice. LB Eric Alexander (groin), LB Marcus Benard (shoulder), CB Sheldon Brown (shoulder), DL Kenyon Coleman (knee), TE Robert Royal (shoulder), OL John St. Clair (ankle) and TE Benjamin Watson (ankle) were limited in participation while LB Matt Roth (thumb) practiced fully.