Brady probable; Taylor questionable


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots quarterback Tom Brady did not participate in a full practice this week because of a foot injury, but he is expected to play Sunday night against the Steelers. The Patriots list Brady as probable on their injury report.

On the injury report, the Patriots list a probable designation as a "virtual certainty that the player will be available for normal duty."

Brady was held out of Wednesday's practice, the first session he has missed all season. He was limited in both Thursday and Friday practices, with backup Brian Hoyer seeing an expanded workload.

Elsewhere on the injury report, veteran running back Fred Taylor (toe) is among five players listed as questionable, giving him a 50-50 chance to suit up Sunday night. The other questionable players are safety Patrick Chung (knee), guard Stephen Neal (shoulder) and defensive linemen Myron Pryor (back) and Mike Wright (groin).

Safety Jarrad Page (calf), as expected, has been ruled out.

For the Steelers, defensive end Aaron Smith (triceps) is out, while defensive end Brett Keisel (hamstring) and guard Chris Kemoeatu (knee/ankle) are doubtful. Tight end Heath Miller (knee) is among four players who are probable.