Harrison cleared to practice

The Steelers got some good news on the injury front with James Harrison cleared to practice.

"We'll reevaluate him a little later in the week," said Coach Mike Tomlin. "He has been cleared to practice which is an awesome step for him."

Harrison has not been cleared to play yet and could miss Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens.

"He has been cleared to practice and that is where we are," said Tomlin. "We will reevaluate the situation at some point later in the week and let that be our guide in terms of potential participation. But right now I just want to be clear that he has been cleared to practice."

Even with Harrison cleared to practice the Steelers are still hurting at linebacker James Farrior is expected to work in a limited capacity in practice on Wednesday and LaMarr Woodley's availability for the Ravens game will be determined by his ability to practice this week after suffering a hamstring injury against the Patriots.

Linebacker Jason Worilds is expected to practice on Wednesday and how he reacts will determine if he can play this week or not.

"We tentatively have him scheduled to go through a full practice," said Tomlin. "If he is able to finish that would be good for him and good for us. If he is not, then of course we will adjust accordingly. But his availability will be based on that participation."

Tomlin did not rule out adding a linebacker to the roster this week if it's deemed necessary, but might instead opt for going with who they already have on the roster.

"I think we would have to if that is the case. But we will deal with that when we come to it," said Tomlin. "We also have some flexibility like a lot of people. We might be capable of playing with four defensive linemen. We are not going to leave anything out. What we do know is that our answers generally are in-house. So if we are out of in-house linebackers then some of those answers might have to be in the defensive line."

Wide receiver Hines Ward will practice on Wednesday. New to the injury report is wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders who has to have his left knee evaluated. Guard Doug Legursky is the only player who has been ruled out for the game.

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