It\’s Wednesday and that means the Steelers got their first official practice in today for the upcoming road game this Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals The first injury report of the week is out and it shows that defensive end Aaron Smith (foot), linebacker James Harrison (eye), nose tackle Casey Hampton (shoulder), guard Doug Legursky (toe), wide receiver Mike Wallace (hamstring), nose tackle Chris Hoke (neck) and wide receiver Hines Ward (not injury related) all sat out practice today. Smith, Hampton, Harrison and Legursky are all not expected to play this week. Hoke says he feels a little better according to reports, but remains questionable with his stinger suffered Sunday against the Jaguars. Wallace should be able to practice Thursday and be ready to play by Sunday. Ward took his normal Wednesday off. Guard Chris Kemoeatu (knee), running back Mewelde Moore (ankle) and linebacker Jason Worilds (quad) all practiced fully today and are not listed on the Wednesday injury report.
For the Cardinals on Wednesday, tight end Todd Heap (hamstring) and safety Kerry Rhodes (foot) did not practice today. Rhodes has already been ruled out with his broken foot. Tight end Jim Dray (pectoral) and linebacker LB Joey Porter (knee) were limited today, while punter Dave Zastudil (right knee) fully participated.