PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu and linebacker James Harrison did not practice on Friday and are doubtful for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets.
Neither Polamalu, who is nursing a strained right calf, and Harrison, who is recovering from a minor procedure on his left knee, practiced this week. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin typically does not let players who did not practice during the week play in the ensuing game.
Harrison, who hasn’t suited up for a game since a playoff loss to Denver last January, said he “felt great” but allowed there’s a risk in coming back too quickly. The knee has been bothering Harrison since minicamp and he underwent arthroscopic surgery on Aug. 15.
Polamalu declined to speculate on whether he would play. The All-Pro has made 18 straight regular season starts dating back to 2010.