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Thursday, December 29, 2011
AFC North injury update: Harrison returns

By Jamison Hensley

Here are the major injuries in the division:


RAVENS: SS Bernard Pollard (illness) was added to the injury report after missing practice today. WR Anquan Boldin (knee) is out for the second straight week, and Lee Evans will replace him. RG Marshal Yanda (ribs) didn't practice for the second straight day. K Billy Cundiff (left calf), DE Cory Redding (ankle) and CB Cary Williams (head) were limited for the second straight day.

BENGALS: DE Carlos Dunlap (hamstring) didn't practice Thursday after being limited Wednesday, which might be cause for for concern. He is the Bengals' top edge pass rusher. S Chris Crocker (knee) returned to practice after missing Wednesday. WR A.J. Green (shoulder) and LT Andrew Whitworth remained limited.


STEELERS: OLB James Harrison (neck, full participation) returned to practice after missing Wednesday. WR Mike Wallace (ankle) also had a full practice after being limited yesterday. QB Ben Roethlisberger (ankle) and C Maurkice Pouncey (ankle) had full practices for a second straight day. SS Troy Polamalu (knee) missed his second straight day of practice. OLB LaMarr Woodley (hamstring) was limited.

BROWNS: QB Colt McCoy (head) didn't practice for the second straight day. The same goes for RT Tony Pashos (stomach virus). didn't practice as well. RB Peyton Hillis (elbow) was limited again. WRs Josh Cribbs (groin) and Mohamed Massaquoi (foot) had full practices after being limited.