Mike Tomlin said today that he expects to have Maurkice Pouncey back at practice Wednesday after he sat out Sunday's game at Cincinnati with an MCL sprain.
Isaac Redman, Rashard Mendenhall and Chris Carter are all expected to practice at some point this week and could be ready to go against Washington on Sunday.
Safety Will Allen, who has started the last two games at strong safety, could be limited with an ankle injury.
That could be big because Troy Polamalu will be out again as he continues to deal with a calf injury.
Marcus Gilbert will also be out again this week, meaning rookie Mike Adams will get another start at RT.
@ Tomlin said he is troubled by the continued penalties the Steelers are drawing on special teams and that some of the repeat offenders might find themselves on the bench when the team gets in position to do so from a health standpoint.
That could be coming this week if Carter is back.
DeMarcus Van Dyke would be the biggest offender to this point.