Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley will miss his second straight game because of a hamstring injury, and linebacker James Farrior likely will be back for Sunday's AFC North showdown in Cincinnati.
Woodley was ruled out Friday after not practicing all week. Farrior was designated as probable after practicing for the third consecutive day. Farrior missed Pittsburgh's last two games with a calf injury. Backup Larry Foote indicated he expected to come off the bench again.
Also probable for Pittsburgh (6-3) against the Bengals (6-2) are two of the past three AP defensive players of the year, safety Troy Polamalu (rib) and linebacker James Harrison (toe). Polamalu returned to practice Friday, and Harrison was a full participant after being limited Thursday.