The Steelers began their practice preparations on Wednesday for the Sunday week 15 game against the New York Jets at Heinz Field. WR Hines Ward (not injury related) had the day off and looks to be back on his Wednesday off schedule. T Flozell Adams (ankle), LB James Harrison (illness), CB Bryant McFadden (hamstring) and S Troy Polamalu (ankle) all sat out as expected on Wednesday. None of the injuries are serious and everyone should work by Friday and be ready for Sunday. DE Aaron Smith (triceps) is still out and will not play on Sunday. TE Heath Miller (concussion), DB Anthony Madison (knee) and LB Keyaron Fox (elbow) all worked fully on Wednesday and none of the 3 are listed on the injury report Wednesday.
For the Jets on Wednesday, S James Ihedigbo (ankle, knee), DE Trevor Pryce (hip), S Eric Smith (concussion), RB LaDainian Tomlinson (not injury related), RB Tony Richardson (not injury related) and T Damien Woody (knee) did not participate. C Nick Mangold (shoulder), DT Sione Pouha (finger) and WR Brad Smith (hand) participated fully.