PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers bye week allowed three of the team's four injured starters who sat out their 21-0 victory over Seattle on Oct. 7 a chance to heal.
Nose tackle Casey Hampton (hamstring) will take it easy in practice on Wednesday, but head coach Mike Tomlin is hopeful he will play. Backup cornerback Bryant McFadden (sprained ankle) probably won't go.
Polamalu and Holmes have improved to the point where they probably won't be listed among the injured, Tomlin said. Of course, Polamalu and Hampton weren't on Tomlin's initial injury list two weeks ago and neither played against Seattle.
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