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Friday, December 31, 2010

Polamalu practices

Steelers safety Troy Polamalu practiced for the first time in three weeks on Friday, meaning its likely he could play Sunday in the team's regular season finale at Cleveland.

Polamalu has missed the last two games with a right Achilles’ tendon injury. The team’s medical staff wants to see how he responds to Friday’s practice before deciding whether he can play Sunday.

Polamalu was selected this week by his teammates as the Steelers’ most valuable player, the first time in his career he was chosen. He also was picked for his sixth Pro Bowl.

Cleveland running back Peyton Hillis, meanwhile, missed his third consecutive practice with a rib injury.

Both of those things make this week's pick pretty straightforward.

Take the Steelers, 27-13


kelly said...

I hope if Polamalu dresses, they only play him as needed. ideally, get a big lead, and then let him sit and have Mundy finish up.

Steve-O said...

I agree, I would love to see Polamalu as close to 100 percent as possible for the playoffs. Lets face it, the offfense isn't consistent enough for us to go deep into the playoffs without a solid defense to keep it close. We're better off resting Polamalu if the Cleveland game goes the way it should.

Patrick said...

anybody want to bet that if Dwyer gets carries tomorrow he fumbles?

Anonymous said...

Polamalu will not play. No chance.

kyle said...

If I believed in jinxes I'd tell you to knock it off but I don't so carry on. I doubt Dwyer gets any carries unless the Steelers are up 28-3 in the 4th. Moore is the one who could be missing time. Dwyer is not exactly a third down back. The only other way he gets in the game is through injury.

Patrick said...

I don't think he'll get many carries either (hence the "if), but inexperienced RB's generally have that problem.