Feiler, Spillane to return to practice

Guard Matt Feiler and linebacker Robert Spillane will practice on Wednesday, but they both still remain on the Reserve/Injured List.

"We have some guys who are getting clearance to work this week, and that work this week may produce an opportunity for them," said Coach Mike Tomlin during his weekly press conference on Tuesday. "Robert Spillane is a significant one. Matt Feiler is another significant one. The inclusion or the potential inclusion of those guys is exciting, but it also creates some challenges from a decision-making standpoint, because we feel like we have some options. The guys who played in place of some of those guys have done good work for us. That's a good problem to have as we prepare this week."

Feiler was placed on the reserve/injured list on Dec.14. Prior to his injury he started 13 games at left guard.

Spillane was placed on the reserve/injured list on Dec. 12. He had played in 12 games this season, starting seven after Devin Bush went out with a season-ending knee injury. Spillane has 43 tackles, 37 of them solo stops, two sacks, four tackles for a loss, three quarterback hits and one interception, which he returned 33 yards for a touchdown in Week 8 against the Ravens, and a fumble recovery.

The Steelers have a 21-day window to activate Feiler and Spillane to the 53-man roster.

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