ORCHARD PARK NY - NOVEMBER 28: James Harrison #92 of the Pittsburgh Steelers rises after hitting Ryan Fitzpatrick of the Buffalo Bills during their game at Ralph Wilson Stadium on November 28 2010 in Orchard Park New York. Harrison was flagged for roughing the passer during the play. (Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images)
Four players will not be making the trip to Buffalo for the Pittsburgh Steelers third preseason game on Saturday night.
When the Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Ralph Wilson Stadium on Saturday night to challenge the Buffalo Bills, the club will do so without a handful of players.
Not making the trip to Buffalo: LB James Harrison, RBs Rashard Mendenhall & Jason Ford, and LB Stevenson Sylvester ....— Mike Bires (@mikebires) August 23, 2012
Harrison has been battling an injured left knee that has forced him to miss the entirety of training camp to this point. After undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on Aug. 15, the five-time Pro Bowler believes that he will be ready for the Steelers' season opener.
Mendenhall, however, will not be ready for the start of the regular season and potentially could miss the majority of the opening month while recovering from a torn ACL sustained at the end of last season.