Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel is appealing the $12,500 fine he received from the NFL for his hit on Washington Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell two weeks ago.
Heath Miller (shoulder), Jerame Tuman (back) and wide receiver Hines Ward (broken nose) did not practice Tuesday. Head coach Mike Tomlin said Ward, who underwent minor surgery on the nose Tuesday, will likely play Thursday.
Tomlin said he will likely stick with his starters – with some exceptions – for one quarter in the game.
Tomlin said he challenged Willie Reid in front of the team to do a better job on punt returns. Reid was expected to bolster the team’s return game this season, but has struggled and is in danger of losing that job.