The Steelers started their practice preparations on Wednesday for the upcoming week 6 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Heinz Field. The Wednesday injury report is out and it shows that defensive end Aaron Smith (foot), linebacker James Harrison (eye), guard Chris Kemoeatu (knee), tackle Marcus Gilbert (shoulder), nose tackle Casey Hampton (shoulder), linebacker Jason Worilds (quad) and running back Mewelde Moore (ankle) all missed practice today due to injuries. Mike Tomlin ruled out Smith and Harrison on Tuesday and Worilds is extremely doubtful. Cornerback Cortez Allen (ankle) and safety Ryan Clark (quad) were both limited today. Wide receiver Hines Ward (not injury related) had his normal veteran Wednesday off. Running back Rashard Mendenhall practiced fully as he returns from his hamstring injury that forced him to sit out last week against the Titans. He is not listed on the injury report to start the week.
For the Jaguars on Wednesday, CB Derek Cox (groin), running back Montell Owens (knee), LB Daryl Smith (head) , G Jason Spitz (quad) all sat out Wednesday. DT Tyson Alualu (knee), CB Drew Coleman (head), S Courtney Greene (neck), WR Jason Hill (thigh), FB Greg Jones (not injury related), RB Maurice Jones-Drew (not injury related), DE Aaron Kampman (knee), CB Rashean Mathis (not injury related), TE Zach Miller (shoulder), T Eugene Monroe (shoulder), WR Kassim Osgood (hamstring), LB Clint Session (elbow) and T Guy Whimper (hip) were all limited on Wednesday.