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Good News on Hampton; Polamalu

Hampton (98) reacts to sacking Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck in the fourth quarter in the Super Bowl XL

The Steelers practice today as they turn their attention to Sunday’s game against Seattle at Heinz Field.  Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin says safety Troy Polamalu and Casey Hampton will be ready to play but may see limited practice this week.  Polamalu and Hampton left this past Sunday’s loss to Arizona with an abdominal strain and hamstring injury respectively.  Hampton’s backup, defensive lineman Chris Hoke will play as well.  Hoke left the Arizona game with a neck injury.  The Steelers will also get rookie tight end Matt Spaeth back.  Spaeth has missed the two games with a thigh injury.  Cornerback Bryant McFadden is doubtful with a high ankle sprain.  McFadden’s place in the lineup will be taken by Willie Gay and Ricardo Colclough [[ COKE-lee ]].  Three other players may miss some practice this week but are expected to play on Sunday.  Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has a bruised foot.  Linebacker James Harrison has a knee contusion and cornerback Deshea Townsend has a stinger.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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