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Harrison, Polamalu listed as questionable, but aren’t expected to play


The Jets won’t have cornerback Darrelle Revis or tight end Dustin Keller on Sunday, but the Steelers aren’t looking like they are in much better shape injury-wise.

The team listed linebacker James Harrison and safety Troy Polamalu as questionable in their Friday injury report. Harrison missed the opener and all of the preseason because of a knee injury that wound up requiring an operation in August. The idea was that the surgery would get him back on the field sooner, but it hasn’t happened yet. Polamalu did play against the Broncos, but he’s been battling a calf injury that has kept him from practicing this week.

Word out of Pittsburgh is that the listings may be overly optimistic. Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Ralph Paulk of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review report that both members of the defensive duo are expected to miss the Week Two contest. Chris Carter would start once again in place of Harrison, while the Steelers could go with Will Allen or Ryan Mundy at safety.

All of the injuries rob the matchup of a good deal of its star power, although it should still be interesting to see how the teams are able to adjust to missing key parts.

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23 Responses to “Harrison, Polamalu listed as questionable, but aren’t expected to play”
  1. jetfuel21 says: Sep 14, 2012 2:52 PM

    Both teams lose key players. No excuses!

  2. randallflagg52 says: Sep 14, 2012 2:53 PM

    Well there goes any advantage the steelers had with Revis being out.

    Sorry Lamarr Woodley, looks like you’re going 0-2.

  3. descendency says: Sep 14, 2012 2:53 PM

    I can’t decide who came out of those injury situations for the worse, the Jets or Steelers.

    Could be a good idea to bet on the over this week for that game.

  4. redskinpotatoes says: Sep 14, 2012 2:56 PM

    Being Polamalu’s backup is just a no-win situation.

  5. combatchuk says: Sep 14, 2012 3:03 PM

    Polamalu must still be hurtin’ after that nasty Stiff-arm that Demaryius Thomas gave him Sunday Night…

  6. Henry says: Sep 14, 2012 3:08 PM

    IMO, Polamalu being out is actually an improvement for the Steelers. He was out of position too many times last week trying to make the ‘big play’.

  7. sj39 says: Sep 14, 2012 3:15 PM

    So far I’ve seen a lot of poor tackling and injuries. Makes me wonder (hope) if at some point the players realize their mistake and go back to the union to demand the resumption of two-a-days and regular padded practices.

  8. dynaco says: Sep 14, 2012 3:15 PM

    Jets hope they’re both healthy enough to play and be a liability.

  9. n0hopeleft says: Sep 14, 2012 3:39 PM

    Kyle Wilson CAN NOT cover either Steeler wide out.

  10. neemdaddy13 says: Sep 14, 2012 3:46 PM

    Polamalu is way out of shape. I noticed it during the week 1 game. Guy is a stud, but, you will get injured alot if you are not physically fit.

  11. baldy55 says: Sep 14, 2012 3:49 PM

    As a Jets fan its good news that Harrison & Polamalu are out but it sucks because I love watching them play. Lets hope for a good battle!

  12. charlies1batch says: Sep 14, 2012 3:49 PM

    I’m a huge Steeler fan but let’s be honest Troy has been a liability as of late. He over pursues too much and it cost them 7 points last week. I love Polamalu but I think the Jets losing Revis is a bigger blow. The Jets beat a terrible team at home and everyone is all over their jock. Let’s see what happens at Heinz field. Steelers win this one going away

  13. sactogary says: Sep 14, 2012 4:04 PM

    sj39 says:Sep 14, 2012 3:15 PM

    So far I’ve seen a lot of poor tackling and injuries. Makes me wonder (hope) if at some point the players realize their mistake and go back to the union to demand the resumption of two-a-days and regular padded practices.
    Agreed. Sissifying training camp did no one any good. Cutting way back on the “practice violence” makes one less prepared for the real violence in games.

  14. goldenboy43 says: Sep 14, 2012 4:09 PM

    Whoever said polamalu got the Nasty stiff
    Arm… Did they forget the body slam that he did .0002 sec after on Thomas ??? Haters.

  15. stiller1006 says: Sep 14, 2012 4:12 PM

    Troy rarely practices during the week, so I wouldn’t be shocked if he still played. But with his calf injury how effective will he be?

  16. jetstizzi85 says: Sep 14, 2012 4:31 PM

    From the Jets, I am expecting to see a ton of S help especially with Eric Smith returning. Cro and Wilson are no studs but they wont be pushed around either

  17. ravenator says: Sep 14, 2012 4:38 PM

    Does it matter their Oline and secondary is pitiful.

  18. mostlombardisintheleague says: Sep 14, 2012 4:39 PM

    Troy skipped his regular routine of private training on the west coast this year and spent that time in Pittsburgh with the team in the interest of veteran leadership presence in the wake of the loss of veteran players cut this year. Could that be it ?

    Also, did anyone see that tackle he made last week, it looked like he twisted the receivers’ arm 360 degrees at the shouler joint.

  19. holeinone09 says: Sep 14, 2012 5:00 PM

    Ben will toss 4 TD passes and Steelers will romp. They will be very motivated to win big at home.

  20. Patriot42 says: Sep 14, 2012 5:17 PM

    Polamalu is on the downside of his career as injuries are catching up to him.

  21. tedmurph says: Sep 14, 2012 7:02 PM

    Who cares about either team. The only teams that matter in the AFC are Houston, Balti and NE. These two are irrelevant.

  22. peterson22000 says: Sep 14, 2012 7:05 PM

    Ravenator. The Steelers will never be bottom dwellers as long as the Brownies are in the division. In fact both Ohio teams are worthless. They will be fine.

  23. antibenapalooza says: Sep 14, 2012 7:36 PM

    I wish Rottenberger wasn’t playing!

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