Mike Tomlin held his final press conference of training camp 2011 and was much more interesting today than he was at his PC last week:
© Tomlin said Troy Polamalu and James Harrison will play Thursday against Philadelphia after sitting against Washington.
© The starters are expected to see 20 to 25 snaps.
© Tony Hills will get the start at RG, though at practice Wednesday, Doug Legursky lined up with first team at RG, while Chris Kemoeatu was at LG.
© Emmanuel Sanders, Cortez Allen, Crezdon Butler, Bryant McFadden, Ike Taylor, Chris Kemoeatu and Mario Harvey are out as of now. That list could be added to later.
© Tomlin did not discount having his kickers boot the ball shorter to allow for returns to get a look at his special teams coverage units.
© Tomlin also said he wants to get an extended look at Jonathan Dwyer in this game.
I talked to Dwyer at lunch. Said he's lost 15 pounds since he's been in camp.
© The Steelers were on the turf here at Saint Vincent College and Aaron Smith did not practice again. Tomlin said he has given some of the older guys days off when they are on the turf here to save their knees.
The Steelers wrapped up camp having had just five practices on grass because of heavy rains throughout camp.