After finally getting a pair of key defenders back last week, the Steelers will be without two this week.
The Steelers have ruled safety Troy Polamalu (calf) and linebacker Lamarr Woodley (hamstring) out for Thursday’s game at the Titans, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Neither practiced Wednesday before the team left for Nashville. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin termed Woodley’s injury “mild” on Monday.
Linebackers James Harrison and Stevenson Sylvester were listed as probable, along with running back Rashard Mendenhall.
Harrison and Polamalu came back to play for the first time last week. Polamalu didn’t make it through the game. But while Tomlin said he wanted to rotate Harrison in to keep him fresh in his first game back from knee problems, Harrison played every snap against the Eagles.