The Steelers practiced Wednesday in preparation for their week 2 game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday at Heinz Field and the first participation injury report of the week was released following practice. Wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery (hamstring) continues to be slowed by his preseason hamstring injury and did not practice today. He is likely to be inactive again on Sunday. Left guard Chris Kemoeatu (knee) also sat out on Wednesday, but should be able to go on Thursday. Cornerback Bryant McFadden (hamstring) and rookie cornerback Curtis Brown (ankle) were both limited on Wednesday. Linebacker James Harrison was not listed on the Wednesday injury report after suffering a knee contusion against the Ravens on Sunday. Also not listed on the injury report, rookie linebacker Chris Carter, who has been slowed the last several weeks by a hamstring injury. Wide receiver Hines Ward (not injury related) and defensive end Aaron Smith (not injury related) both rested on Wednesday.
For the Seahawks on Wednesday, fullback Michael Robinson (ankle), cornerback Byron Maxwell (ankle), defensive end Dexter David (hip), linebacker Malcolm Smith (hamstring) and tackle Jarriel King (ankle) all sat out practice. Wide receiver Sidney Rice (shoulder) was limited and according top head coach Pete Carroll, he ran around and caught a lot of balls today. Guard Robert Gallery (knee) practiced fully. On Gallery, Carroll said: “We\’ll work our way through the week and see what that means.” Carroll wouldn\’t say if Gallery\’s potential return would mean James Carpenter starting at right tackle, but the rookie did play at that position on Wednesday.