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Friday, October 05, 2007

Ward out; Polamalu, Hampton iffy

Hines Ward will be out again this week after sitting out practice again Friday. Nate Washington will again start in his place against Seattle Sunday.

Troy Polamalu and Casey Hampton also sat out practice again. I expect Polamalu to play, but Hampton will be a game-time decision with a hamstring injury.


adamg said...

I got the opposite impression, that Hampton was more likely to play than Troy.

Dale Lolley said...

I'm going by what I saw of these guys this week. Hampton was limping around on his hammy. Troy's problem is an issue of pain and how he can handle the pain of moving about with the rib injury. He can't do any more damage and can take a painkilling shot in that area.

adamg said...


Are the Steelers having Woodley take some practice snaps at LDE as a backup plan in case they lose both Hampton and Hoke at the same time again? I could see an "emergency" DL of Kirshke, Eason, Smith and Woodley.

Dale Lolley said...

No. I'm sure he can remember how to play DE. They only having him working at OLB.