AFC North: David Bruton

AFC North injury report

January, 6, 2012
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Here are the major injuries for the division teams in this weekend's wild-card games:

BENGALS: Outside of key starters on injured reserve (cornerback Leon Hall and guard Bobbie Williams), the Bengals look like one of the healthiest teams in the playoffs. Two backups, S Taylor Mays (hamstring) and LB Dontay Moch (illness), are both doubtful and won't play. There are seven players who are probable. One of them is QB Andy Dalton (illness), who had his first full practice of the week today. ... As for the Texans, QB T.J. Yates (left shoulder) and WR Andre Johnson (hamstring) are both probable. Both had full practices all week.

STEELERS: C Maurkice Pouncey (ankle) is officially listed as questionable after not practicing the past two days. But The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting that the Pro Bowl center is out after aggravating his left ankle last Sunday at Cleveland and again in practice. If Pouncey is sidelined, Doug Legursky (probable, shoulder) would move from left guard to center, and Chris Kemoeatu will start at left guard. QB Ben Roethlisberger (ankle), who said he had a setback with the injury in last Sunday's game, is probable after full practices on Thursday and Friday. Three defensive starters -- LB James Harrison (toe), S Troy Polamalu (calf) and DE Brett Keisel (groin) -- are all probable after missing practices Wednesday and Thursday but returning for a full one Friday. This could mean that Woodley and Harrison will both be playing Sunday. They have started just one game together since Week 4. ... For the Broncos, S Brian Dawkins (neck) is out as expected. This will be his third missed game in four weeks. Third-year safety David Bruton (questionable, Achilles) is expected to replace Dawkins.

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