Polamalu and Woodley practice for Steelers



PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers defense could be at full strength on Sunday when they face the Cincinnati Bengals.

Safety Troy Polamalu and linebacker LaMarr Woodley both practiced on Thursday Polamalu left last week’s 13-9 win over Kansas City in the first half with concussion-like symptoms while Woodley hasn’t played since Oct. 30 with a left hamstring injury.

Center Maurkice Pouncey also practiced in a limited role. He left the Chiefs game after becoming dehydrated due to the flu. Pouncey said he lost 12 pounds in a couple of days but expects to play against the Bengals.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger left practice early after slightly aggravating his fractured right thumb, though offensive coordinator Bruce Arians called it no big deal.

Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders did not practice with a foot issue.