Mike Tomlin said he was very pleased with the team's injury situation heading into Sunday's AFC Championship with the Jets.
Offensive tackles Jonathan Scott and Flozell Adams are both fine.
Defensive end Aaron Smith will practice full-time this week and could be available as a backup end. Tomlin said Ziggy Hood has done enough to deserve to continue in a starting role.
But having Smith available for 10 to 15 snaps could be huge.
Bryant McFadden will be limited early in the week with an abdomen injury, but is expected to play.
Will Allen is the more serious injury. He's got a sprained knee that will limit him early in the week. But Tomlin is hopeful he will be available.
© Tomlin would offer no fodder for a battle of words. He says he respects Jets coach Rex Ryan a great deal and says the two actually coach in a very similar fashion.