James Harrison, Troy Polamalu practice on Monday

AP

The Steelers got back to work on Monday and a pair of injured defensive starters were able to get on the field.

Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that linebacker James Harrison and safety Troy Polamalu participated in practice for the Steelers. The veterans have missed both of the team’s last two games — Harrison has missed all three — and the hope obviously is that the bye week provided them enough time to get healthy enough to play. Polamalu has been sidelined with a calf injury and said last week that he was hopeful about his chances of playing in Week Five.

Harrison’s agent said last week that his client had a setback in his recovery from the knee issue that has kept him out of action for over two months. He had surgery on Aug. 15 in hopes of helping him get back on the field, but it hasn’t happened so far. Harrison told Kaboly only that he was looking forward to the team’s annual fashion show on Friday, choosing to save comment on his health for his own Twitter account.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin speaks to the media on Tuesday. His comments and future practices will let us know whether Harrison and Polamalu are able to get back into the lineup.

27 responses to “James Harrison, Troy Polamalu practice on Monday

  1. Coming soon to a theater near you “Bucket List 2” staring James Harrison and Troy Polamalu.

  2. I’ll believe it when I see them out there. Even if they do play steeler fans have no faith that they will make it through the year healthy…

  3. These players will only end up being regrets whose contracts had no business being restructured. This team is on the decline, end of story.

  4. I bet most of the douche bags talking about age are older and still live with mommy and daddy. It’s great to know 43 and 92 are gonna be back soon

  5. Steelers are well coached and they may have a prehistoric defense but they normally play good football against Philly. I am an Eagles fan but I am not stupid enough to think that this is an easy game by any means…

  6. Say what you want haters.. the steelers d has been “washed up and old” for the last decade. Yeah these guys are getting up there but they are still difference makers. to say otherwise would be lying to yourself

  7. tyler200829 says:
    Oct 2, 2012 9:15 AM
    “Hey steeler fans remember when Suggs got hurt and you said that we wouldnt be the same? Funny how things change when you have to eat your words”
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    You might want to take a look at the defensive rankings through week 4. Well on second thought, you probably don’t.

  8. You wanna talk about our saftey and linebacker getting up in age? Look at ed reed and ray lewis… old man Lewis is almost 38 and reed is not far behind. someone give them a superbowl before they croke on the field of old age. id hate to see the shambled ravems defense when those two leave. polamalu and harrison are goin to come back in time to help us kick the nfc north’s a$$.

  9. The Steelers have played the majority of the season without two of their best defensive players and yet they have allowed almost 100 yards less per game than the Ravens. Now who’s old?

  10. Ray Lewis is 37 – James Harrison is 34
    Ed Reed is 34 – Troy Polamalu is 31

    That’s a combined 6 years older for the two Ravens. However, neither of the Ravens have missed a game this season and their team is 2-0 in divison play and 3-1 overall.

  11. steelermike8636 says:Oct 2, 2012 2:01 PM

    The Steelers have played the majority of the season without two of their best defensive players and yet they have allowed almost 100 yards less per game than the Ravens. Now who’s old?

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    Stats are for losers. What’s your record again?

  12. The people that say ” stats are for losers” are the people that don’t have the facts to back up their argument. I won’t argue that the Steelers are showing their age. I’m just saying that Father Time is catching up with the Ravens defense as well.

  13. steelermike8636 says:Oct 3, 2012 2:09 AM

    The people that say ” stats are for losers” are the people that don’t have the facts to back up their argument. I won’t argue that the Steelers are showing their age. I’m just saying that Father Time is catching up with the Ravens defense as well.

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    Oh really? I’m just pointing out to one of your fellow steeler fan that I could care less about Baltimore’s defensive rankings. Especially since it’s only week 4. We have a better record than pittsburgh, as well as a better offense thats why that guy bringing defensive rankings into it is a loser. That would be like a Brown fan bragging about having the most sacks in the NFL or the best run defense, no one cares if you ain’t a winner.

    Also our defense didn’t get to beat up on the likes of Mark Sanchez and Carson Palmer, that would raise anyone’s defensive rankings.

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