The Steelers are hoping both Woodley and defensive end Brett Keisel play in Cleveland, a week after each missed the team’s 37-27 win against the Lions.
Keisel has yet to practice this week, making Friday a critical day for the 12th-year veteran. He and safety Shamarko Thomas (ankle) were the only Steelers who didn’t practice on Thursday.
Also participating fully in practice on Thursday were tight end Heath Miller, center Fernando Velasco (knee) and left tackle Kelvin Beachum (hip). Linebacker Stevenson Sylvester (hamstring) was limited.
Tight end Matt Spaeth practiced for the first time since suffering a Lisfranc injury in early August. Spaeth has been on the short-term injured reserve list, and the Steelers have three weeks to add the seventh-year veteran to their 53-man roster or put him on injured reserve.
“Didn’t do a lot, but did a little bit of everything,” Spaeth said. “It felt good to be back.”