Ben Roethlisberger missed his second consecutive day of practice Thursday, but don't make too big a deal of it. He'll play Sunday. Mike Tomlin is working the QB as little as possible this week so that he'll be able to give him the entire bye week off and get him back to 100 percent coming out of the bye.
It doesn't appear that Nick Eason and Carey Davis will be able to play.
Davis is no surprise, but Eason is another blow to an already thin defensive line.
Look for the team to activate Scott Paxson from the practice squad to add some depth.
Paxson would probably play some nose tackle behind Chris Hoke, with Orpheus Roye rotating with Travis Kirschke and Aaron Smith on the outside.