Ben Roethlisberger went through a full practice on Wednesday and appears to be on course to start for the Steelers Sunday at Cleveland.
It's the first time Roethlisberger has practiced since suffering a sprained ankle Dec. 8 against the Browns.
It's also a needed step for Roethlisberger. He needs to be on the field to be ready for the playoffs.
© Things don't look quite so good for LaMarr Woodley. I spoke to Woodley at length today and he sounded like a player who was resigned to sitting out again this week to get another week's rest for his injured hamstring.
© Maurkice Pouncey was also back on the field today and says he's pain free.
© Missing from practice most notably was safety Troy Polamalu, who is said to be suffering from a knee injury.
That's a new one. Polamalu had been playing through a hamstring problem, but he was very active last Sunday against the Rams.
© Interesting to note that the Steelers finished their home schedule with 28 sacks at Heinz Field, but have just five in seven road games this season.