The big news coming out of Tuesday's Mike Tomlin press conference was that there's a chance Casey Hampton could play this week at Cincinnati after sitting out the past two games with a groin injury.
Hampton will run on Wednesday and take a shot at practicing on Thursday.
He initially wasn't expected back until after the Cincinnati game - though there's still a chance the Steelers will hold him out this week. They are playing the Bengals, after all.
© Willie Parker, Brett Keisel and Jeff Reed look like they're good to go.
© Marvel Smith is still a question mark with back spasms. Tomlin said Max Starks would start if Smith is unable to play.
This is why the Steelers felt it necessary to keep Starks, even at a $7 million price tag.
Smith has had little nagging injuries like this throughout his career. It's also a reason why there's a good chance Smith won't be back in Pittsburgh after this season when his contract runs out.