Carter expected to play Sunday


By Teresa Varley

The Steelers will be without Troy Polamalu again on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, but it appears that his back-up Tyrone Carter will play.

Carter suffered a thigh contusion against the Bears, but returned to the game after the injury. He is expected to be limited in practice on Wednesday, but Coach Mike Tomlin thinks he "should be fine by Thursday or so at the latest."

If Carter couldn't go, Ryan Mundy would get the call at strong safety.

"If he can't go, Ryan Mundy immediately steps up and he has been playing some for us in some sub-package football," said Tomlin. "We also have some veteran corners who have position flexibility in Deshea Townsend and Keiwan Ratliff."

Wide receiver Limas Sweed, who missed the Bears game with a foot injury, will return to practice this week.

"Limas ran today and looked relatively well," said Tomlin. "He is going to go tomorrow, may be limited in some form or fashion, but he is going to practice tomorrow.

"All other things considered we are in pretty good shape."

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