Mike Tomlin is clearly trying to put the Santonio Holmes situation behind the team.
Tomlin said Holmes spoke with his teammates Monday afternoon and he will be back in the starting linup next Monday night against Washington.
He also said on more than one occasion he wants the media to let this one go. That, of course, can't happen. But it does kind of show how Tomlin wants to try to control things.
Holmes will likely offer up a no comment Wednesday, but Tomlin has to understand, we have to ask him about it.
© Ryan Clark will open the week as doubtful, though Tomlin said Clark was better than the team anticipated.
Tyrone Carter will likely start if Clark can't play, showing just how far Anthony Smith has fallen in the pecking order.
© Willie Parker worked out on Tuesday morning and according to Tomlin looked good. But Tomlin has been optimistic before. They'll see how he is Wednesday before getting too excited.
© Tomlin was pressed about the return game and said Najeh Davenport is their best/only option at this point. If Parker returns, however, Mewelde Moore could go back to returning kickoffs.
© The team will sign a long snapper today. They also have a punter ready if Mitch Berger is not ready to go this week.