The team lists offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert, nose tackle Casey Hampton, linebacker James Harrison, guard Chris Kemoeatu, running back Mewelde Moore, defensive end Aaron Smith, and linebacker Jason Worilds as out. The injuries to Kemoeatu and Gilbert mean the Steelers' will start their sixth different offensive line on Sunday: Max Starks, Doug Legursky, Maurkice Pouncey, Ramon Foster, and Jonathan Scott, from left tackle to right tackle. The Steelers re-signed Starks last week to bolster their offensive line, a decision which appears to have paid off, as the offensive line was much better in the Steelers' last game than it had been.
Cornerback Cortez Allen and safety Ryan Clark practiced in full Friday, so the team lists them as probable, which gives a boost to Pittsburgh's seconday. The Steelers activated Jonathan Dwyer - who broke free for a 76-yard dash against Tennessee - to take Moore's place as the team's third running back behind Rashard Mendenhall and Isaac Redman. Mendenhall returns to No. 1 duty after spending last week being available only in case of emergency.