New York Jets linebacker Jason Taylor returned to practice Thursday, one day after missing a session in preparation for the AFC Championship Game at Pittsburgh.
Jets coach Rex Ryan said Wednesday that Taylor sustained a concussion at some point during last Sunday's 28-21 divisional playoff victory at New England and felt the effects of it later that night. Ryan said Taylor is "ready to roll" and has been cleared by doctors to play Sunday against the Steelers.
"He looked good today," Westhoff said. "We were just bringing him along through the normal process, but I thought during today's practice, he looked just fine. He actually practiced with us yesterday and did most everything pretty full-go. He looked good."
Also missing practice for the Steelers were safety Will Allen (knee), wide receiver Arnaz Battle (illness) and cornerback Bryant McFadden (abdomen). Defensive end Aaron Smith, who has been sidelined since Oct. 24 because of a torn triceps, was limited in his second consecutive practice and reportedly will not play Sunday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.