Guard Chris Kemoeatu returned to practice on a limited basis today and said he expects to play Sunday against Oakland.
Defensive end Brett Keisel also returned on a limited basis, while outside linebacker Lawrence Timmons was also limited.
The fact that they are practicing on at least a limited basis suggests they, too, should be ready to play Sunday.
Hines Ward went through an entire practice and said he feels no ill-effects from the helmet-to-helmet hit he took from New England's James Sanders on Sunday.
There's still no word on whether Sanders has or will be fined by the league for the blow, something Ward admitted he was curious about.
Safety Troy Polamalu did not practice Wednesday as he rests his sore Achilles' tendon.
© Some Steelers expressed some displeasure with placekicker Jeff Reed's release Tuesday. Read more about it in Thursday's Observer-Reporter.