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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thursday news and notes

Rashard Mendenhall got through his second day of practice and will start Sunday against Jacksonville.

Don't expect a full workload, but 15 to 20 carries, with Redman getting 5 to 10, should be what we're looking at.

© Linebacker Jason Worilds returned to practice on a limited basis today and could be available.

Worilds missed last week's game with a quad injury, giving rookie Chris Carter a limited chance at some playing time.

Marcus Gilbert, Casey Hampton, Chris Kemoeatu and Mewedle Moore all sat out for the second consecutive game and are looking unlikely to play.

© Antonio Brown currently ranks 13th in the NFL in kick return average and fifth in punt returns.

He now just needs to break one for a score to be mentioned among the top return men in the league.

© Jacksonville is 3-0 at Heinz Field and is the only team to win twice there in one season.

Don't think Mike Tomlin isn't throwing that stat out at the Steelers this week, especially after being peppered with questions about the 2007 season by the Jacksonville media on Wednesday.


bruinmann77 said...

Dale think Mike will Defer this week if they Win the Toss. Do you think Timmons gets the start again at OLB.Brown has been special getting the steelers some nice returns and the big one will be nice to see both Mendy and Redman get carries.Think we see the same type of passing game again

Dale Lolley said...

Against Jacksonville's offense, yes, I think he'll want his defense on the field to set the tone.

Timmons definitely starts at OLB and will continue to do so.

Robert K said...


Do you think part of the reason the Steelers paid Timmons so much is because they think he could shift outside someday?

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Dale Lolley said...

No, Timmons is an inside backer. He doesn't have enough pass rush moves to be an OLB full-time.