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Outside linebacker James Harrison, safety Troy Polamalu and running back Rashard Mendenhall have been ruled out of Sunday's game at Oakland. Harrison has not played since undergoing knee surgery Aug. 15, while Polamalu missed last week's victory over the Jets with a calf injury. Mendenhall is continuing his recovery from January knee surgery. All three are expected to return following the team's Week 4 bye, when the Steelers will play twice in five days. Chris Carter will continue to replace Harrison, while Ryan Mundy will start in the seconary next to Ryan Clark. Tight end Heath Miller (rib cage soreness) is expected to play at Oakland.
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The Thursday injury report is still a few hours away from being released, but the early word from several in the Pittsburgh media via Twitter is that both safety Troy Polamalu (calf) and linebacker James Harrison (knee) will not practice today.
The news is not surprising as Harrison has yet to practice fully dating back to the first week of OTA's and Polamalu has not practiced...
Below is a player by player look at the Pittsburgh Steelers from an overall health perspective as they prepare to take on the Oakland Raiders. A complete rundown of the players currently on the injury report this past week.
James Harrison (knee) - Harrison failed to practice any for a second full week in a row and you have to wonder what might be really be going on with his knee...
The Pittsburgh Steelers defensive isn't expected to get much help this weekend. Linebacker James Harrison and safety are unlikely to play against the Oakland Raiders this Sunday, according to an ESPN.com report, though the team will have a better idea about Polamalu on Friday. The Steelers have their bye in Week 4. Harrison hasn't played since the Steelers lost to Denver...
Steelers’ Harrison And Polamalu To Miss Another Game -
The Steelers made it official Friday what was already expected. LB James Harrison and S Troy Polamalu won’t play Sunday in Oakland, according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Harrison’s sore knee still won’t allow him back, while Polamalu’s Week One calf strain will now cost him his second straight game...
The Friday injury report for the Pittsburgh Steelers is in as Bob Labriola of Steelers Digest reports via Twitter that linebacker James Harrison (knee), safety Troy Polamalu (calf), linebacker Stevenson Sylvester (knee) and running back Rashard Mendenhall (knee) all are out for the game Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. Wide receiver Mike Wallace (groin), wide receiver Emmanuel...
The Steelers have an early bye week this season, week 4, and it’s coming at the right time as they have several key players nursing injuries. However, before they can get to the bye, they’ll have to go to Oakland to play the Oakland Raiders without starting safety Troy Polamalu, starting outside linebacker James Harrison, and starting running back Rashard Mendenhall once again...
Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is out for Sunday's matchup against the Raiders. He's still dealing with an injured calf.Fantasy Spin:Pittsburgh has a bye next week so you can expect Polamalu to be back in action for Week 5's contest versus the Eagles.
James Harrison is once again out (knee) for this weekend’s game against the Oakland Raiders and this defense certainly is getting older by the minute according to many.
Troy Polamalu missed their last game, in which they throttled the Jets 27-10 and he will once again miss Sunday’s contest in Oakland...
According to ESPN, it's unlikely linebacker Steelers James Harrison will be available for Sunday's game against Oakland. Harrison is still recovering from knee surgery.Fantasy Spin:We could see Harrison back in action after Pittsburgh's bye week in Week 4.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison likely won’t play this week. He’s still recovering from a knee scope that he underwent during the preseason.
The Steelers are clearly being cautious with Harrison. The worst they can do is rush him back and then he ends up suffering a set back and they lose him for the season.
The Steelers defense picked up where it left off in Denver: surrendering long scoring drives. Luckily, the defense shored up after the second drive of the game to shut out the Jets the rest of the way. And while the offense is averaging 24 points per game so far, there is some work to be done there, yet. The running game was once again stagnant and the offensive line was leaky at...
The Steelers have a plan when to play all of their injured players and it involves their early bye in the fourth week of the season. The plan is that none of their questionable players will play until they return for the fifth week, when they resume with a game against Philadelphia Oct. 7 at home. That is when James Harrison, Troy Polamalu, Rashard Mendenhall and one or two others...
Linebacker James Harrison and safety Troy Polamalu did not take
part in the Steelers' final practice of the week and will not play
Sunday at Oakland.
According to ESPN’s John Clayton, the Pittsburgh Steelers have ruled out running back Rashard Mendenhall (knee), Troy Polamalu (calf) and James Harrison (knee) for Sunday’s game.
Mendenhall likely won’t be back until week five and Harrison and Polamalu will continue to be week to week.
There has been a lot of talk the last two years about the age on the Steelers defense the past two years. Casey Hampton, James Harrison, Larry Foote, Ike Taylor, and Brett Keisel are all in their thirties. However, behind Hampton are two youngsters in Steve McLendon and Alameda Ta’amu. James H ContinueThe post Steelers: Perfect Time to Need a Safety appeared first on SteelBlitz.