Thursday, November 21, 2013
LaMarr Woodley, Brett Keisel miss practice
By Scott Brown
PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley did not practice Thursday, sitting out drills a day after he took part in them on a limited basis.
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.
Left guard Ramon Foster (ankle) is on track to play Sunday after practicing fully on Thursday. The same is true of wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (foot), who has practiced both days this week.
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.”