The Steelers resumed practice on Thursday in preparation for their Divisional round playoff game this Saturday at Heinz Field versus the Baltimore Ravens. S Troy Polamalu (ankle) practiced fully after sitting out on Wednesday and indeed looks on track to play Saturday as expected. CB Bryant McFadden (abdomen) also practiced fully on Thursday after being limited on Wednesday. He too looks on track to be ready for Saturday as expected. DE Aaron Smith (triceps) remains limited in practice and is not expected to be healthy enough to play this weekend.
For the Ravens on Thursday, C Matt Birk (knee) and CB Chris Carr (hamstring) didn\'t practice today for Ravens, but both are expected to be ready for Saturday by all accounts. LB Tavares Gooden (shoulder), WR Donte\' Stallworth (illness), S Tom Zbikowski (back) participated fully on Thursday.