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Steelers Injury Report: Troy Polamalu & Antonio Brown Practice Fully


The Pittsburgh Steelers were back on the field Wednesday in preparation for their Sunday game in Baltimore against the Baltimore Ravens and the first injury report of the week is now out.

Practicing fully on Wednesday were wide receiver Antonio Brown (ankle) and safety Troy Polamalu (calf). For Polamalu it was the first full practice for him since injuring his calf in the Week 4 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Right now both players are on track to play.

Limited on Wednesday were quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (ribs,shoulder) and wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery (ribs). Roethlisberger has reportedly thrown the last two days on a very limited basis and his status for the game Sunday won\’t be known until later in the week.

Not practicing on Wednesday were guard Willie Colon (knee), tackle Mike Adams (ankle), tackle Max Starks (back), and linebacker LaMarr Woodley. Adams has already been ruled out for the game on Sunday by head coach Mike Tomlin and Woodley has already be termed doubtful.

Colon was expected to be rested at the first part of the week so it will not be surprising to see him not work on Thursday either. With Colon sidelined center Maurkice Pouncey said that he took snaps at left guard and that he would start there should Colon not be able to play Sunday. That would mean Doug Legursky would start at center if that happened. Starks reportedly was given a veterans day off to rest his back.

Kelvin Beachum is scheduled to start at right tackle with Adams down.

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  • steeltown

    Nice to see Polamalu be a full participant, hopefully he remains that way all week.

  • steeltown

    Boy I hope Colon is ready to go, it’s bad enough we have the rookie Beachum playing RT this week

  • dgh57

    TELL ME YOU ARE KIDDING ME ABOUT BEACHUM STARTING AT RT!!!!
    SOMEONE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LINE IS GOING TO HAVE A FIELD DAY!!!
    OF ALL TEAMS IN THE NFL HE HAS TO START AGAINST THE RAVENS?!!!
    I HOPE HE SURPRISES ME AND PLAYS A SOLID GAME BUT HE HASN’T PROVED MUCH TO ME IN THE PRESEASON WHEN HE LAST PLAYED!

  • Matt Lipner

    Very scary proposition if Colon is out.

  • steeltown

    I am not kidding.. Tomlin said Beachum is the projected starter this week. He did leave the ‘door open’ for Foster to kick outside, which would be the best option IMO

  • Kenneth Wilt

    That injury report is just scary. You are talking about a team which didn’t have a great Oline last year, but was trying to put in some talent. If you look at the injury report, your LT, LG, and 2 RTs are on the list. You also have 1 RG who hasn’t even played yet. Basically there is only 1 member on the line not hurting who was in your projected starter list….and he missed 1 game this year. Sad really.

  • RW

    Why not kick out Colon if he can play and throw Decastro in if he’s ready – if not maybe go with Legs at center and pouncey at guard. Unless the plan is to run off guard all game and ditch the pass, Colon is the best option at RT. If Batch starts, who cares who plays RT? He shouldn’t throw the ball more than 15 times in the game anyway.

  • Shelob9

    Seriously, how could we possibly put Beachum on the field and Foster or DeCastro on the bench? Beachum i think could be good in the future as a LT but right now, why not put Foster or Colon at RT until Adams is back? We’ve got 5 or 6 (Starks, Legursky, Pouncy, Foster and DeCastro, plus Clon, maybe) who can play why not put the best 5 out there?

  • Tom

    As well as the defense has been playing, I am not sure that Troy coming back is necessarily great news. Will be glad to see A. Brown back.

  • Tim Culligan

    I think Beachum is a scarier thought at RT than Colon being out. If Colon is gone, I like the idea of switching Pouncey and Legursky. Legursky is not as good out in space as Colon or Pouncey is, and is not as quick as Pouncey. Have not watched the film yet on Beachum, Tomlin said he represented himself well, whatever that means.

    Biggest news is the AB will be back. Hes the kind of guy that can make Charlie Batch look good, actually, lets change that to “better”. AB is straight cash flow money on 3rd downs, and yards after catch. This also opens up the play book more with short routes, WR screens etc. Let Wallace be the decoy and have Sanders and AB win one on one battles, with Heath occasionally chiming in over the middle. Sounds like whoever the QB is this week will have more options.

    Furthermore/while Im at it, im fine with either #27 or #34 getting the load Sunday as long as we stick with one. No more pulling guys to prove a point or spreading the wealth. Use Redman on short yardage 3rd downs, and Mendenhall to occasionally spell Dwyer. Rainey can go back to only going in on designed plays for him, not the every down back for a whole series, esp at the goalline.

  • steeltown

    We get AB back and possibly Troy, but now Woodley, Adams and possibly Colon are out.. this is really getting ridiculous. I know every team has injuries but jesus

  • steeltown

    I hope Worilds keeps up his good play. He had 2sacks last week (its funny, he always plays very well against the Browns dating back to last year) with Carter being an enigma, Harrison getting older and Woodley’s injury issues, it would be nice to know that Worilds can be productive

  • Pete

    Having Brown back and Polamalu back is a welcomed sign.

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