Linebacker Lawrence Timmons was back at practice Wednesday in a limited basis as he further tested his sore ankle, pushing forward toward playing Sunday in Chicago.
He did not, however, work in the team portion of the practice.
Getting Timmons back would be huge for the Steelers, who will be playing without strong safety Troy Polamalu.
© Limas Sweed was limited in practice Wednesday with a foot injury.
© Jeff Reed was named the AFC's special teams player of the week for his performance against Tennessee.
© Ben Roethlisberger was a little more open with the media on Wednesday than he usually is.
Roethlisberger usually talks in cliches and gives very short answers as he purposely tries to be bland.
Perhaps his most interesting comment came when asked about the 'Steelers' mentality.
"I think some of it comes from that being what the Steelers always did in the past. I always say you have to keep up with the times. That’s kind of evolving into a passing offense - league wide. People talk about the Steelers and the run game because we want to be physical. When you want to be physical, people assume that’s the run game. But that can mean a lot of different things. I guess you can go all the way back to the ‘70s and we were a grind-it-out team. We’re not that ‘70s team. We’re our own identity and that includes a lot of no-huddle stuff. It’s been good."