The AFC North division lead is on the line Sunday, Nov. 6. when the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Baltimore Ravens. With the stakes elevated in this heated rivalry, health takes on an even greater importance.
Thus, it's heartening to know linebackers James Farrior, LaMarr Woodley, and James Harrison each practiced on Thursday, albeit in a limited capacity, reports Scott Brown of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Farrior ranks as the Steelers' No. 2 tackler, with 33 tackles on the season. Woodley has 24 in eight games. Harrison, the former Defensive Player of the Year, had 18 in four games before fracturing his eye socket.
Woodley believes he might be abple to play Sunday, Brown says. "I'm leaving myself a game-time decision."
Though he's not injured, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is likely to miss Sunday's game due to a death in the family; he did not attend practice on Thursday. Sanders has 18 catches for 243 yards and two touchdowns in 2011.