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Friday, September 23, 2011
WUC: William Gay to start at CB for Steelers

By Jamison Hensley

Every morning, grab a cup of coffee and get your AFC North wake-up call here:

William Gay will make his second start for the Steelers at cornerback even though Bryant McFadden is no longer on the injury report.

Gay made the start last Sunday because McFadden, who has been dealing with a nagging hamstring injury, had been questionable all week. McFadden, though, has had full participation in practice this week.

Asked why McFadden wouldn't start, defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau told The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: "I think it's a reflection of his health right now."

Also, center Maurkice Pouncey (hamstring) had a full practice Thursday after being limited the day before.

Hensley's slant: The Steelers are going against quarterback Kerry Collins, who has struggled and is dealing with a sore throwing shoulder this week. As long as Pittsburgh puts pressure on Collins, it doesn't really matter who is lining up at cornerback.