The coach said that even if Smith is deemed ready to go it would probably be on a limited basis in the AFC championship game Sunday against the Jets at Heinz Field.
Smith has been out with a torn triceps forever, so it seems unlikely to me that he’s going to be ready to go this week. Having him back even for parts of the game could be a boon for the Steelers, however.
In other injury news, cornerback Bryant McFadden (abdominal strain) will be limited in his participation in practice this week, but he is expected to play. Troy Polamalu (Achilles) will be limited as well, but that’s the case for him every week, and he should also play. Flozell Adams and Jonathan Scott, who both left last week’s game against the Ravens, should be ready to go as well.