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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Thursday notes

Troy Polamalu was back at practice today and looks good to go Sunday against the Ravens. Center Justin Hartwig participated on a limited basis with his sprained knee. He should also be ready to go against Baltimore.

Le'Ron McClain was back at practice today for the Ravens, but Terrell Suggs and Samari Rolle were not. Wide receivers Derrick Mason (knee) and Mark Clayton (thigh) also missed their second day of practice.

© Dermontti Dawson and Rod Woodson will be the Steelers honorary captains on Sunday. Both are finalists for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

It's a good move for the team to get the duo out there in the public eye, especially in this setting. Woodson obviously doesn't need the exposure, but it can't hurt Dawson.

© Suggs said today he's unsure if he'll be able to play - a stark contrast to his guarantee earlier this week that he would play.

It could be the Ravens just trying to play some games with the Steelers. But the Steelers expect Suggs to play.

Suggs said today that he could have some ligament damage in the shoulder. He'll be a free agent after this season, so there may be some concerns there.


Alex said...

I hope Hartwig's knee can hold up against Haloti Gnata.

Patrick said...

Dale, Do you think Dennis Dix....

I'm just kidding

Go Steelers

Anonymous said...

It sounds as if Rolle and Suggs are out this weekend. Thats two key defensive players thwy will likely be without...meaning their 3rd and 4th CB's will start the game and an unknown filling in for Suggs. Has to help the Steelers chances, without question.

Anonymous said...

This was posted on another steelers site about the Suggs injury.

"Suggs was wearing a sling during his talk with reporters today, and he was playing up that he's pretty badly hurt, but as he was talking, I saw some members of the Ravens' staff off to the side trying to hold back laughter." (sorry to link another site to your posts Dale. I just wanted to show the source where this was published.

Thanks for all the great updates Dale! I love this site!!