Tomlin, Steelers deal with linebacker injuries
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Three starting linebackers are nursing injuries, as the Steelers prepare for Sunday's AFC North rematch against the Baltimore Ravens.
Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that James Farrior (calf) will work in a limited capacity this week. LaMarr Woodley's availability will depend on his ability to practice after straining his hamstring in the Steelers' win over the New England Patriots. James Harrison (fractured orbital bone) has been cleared to practice, but announced on his Twitter account Monday it looked like he wouldn't play vs. the Ravens (5-2).
Inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons has moved to the outside because of the injuries, and Chris Carter, Stevenson Sylvester and Larry Foote all could see increased roles for the Steelers (6-2). Tomlin said he could use four defensive linemen if necessary.