Neither Max Starks nor Isaac Redman knew how their healed injuries would react when the players returned to full practice with the Pittsburgh Steelers this week.
Starks' surgically-repaired knee and Redman's balky hip came through three days of practice just fine, and now both players are anxious to get into a game.
Left tackle Starks and running back Redman both expect to see significant action when the Steelers (No. 7 in AP Pro32) play at Buffalo in an exhibition game Saturday.
Starks came off the PUP list on Aug. 14, and began practicing Tuesday. He will start, and coach Mike Tomlin said the starters will play ''at least a half.''
''My knee held up pretty well considering it did pretty much everything it was supposed to do (in a) normal week,'' Starks said. He tore the ACL in his right knee in a playoff loss at Denver Jan. 8.
Redman, who missed Sunday's game against Indianapolis, said he is eager to play as much as possible. He has been bothered throughout much of training c...