Foster will 'probably' play against Jets


PITTSBURGH -- Steelers left guard Ramon Foster anticipates playing Sunday against the New York Jets after practicing fully for the second day in a row.

Foster, who is nursing a minor pectoral sprain, said he practiced with minimal pain Thursday.

The Steelers listed Foster as a full participant in practice along with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (finger).

"I'll probably play," Foster said of the Steelers' 1 p.m. game at MetLife Stadium. "I think I'll be fine."

The only other players listed on the Steelers' injury report were wide receiver Markus Wheaton, who is out with a broken pinkie, and tight end Heath Miller.

Miller was a limited participant in practice, per a decision by coach Mike Tomlin.

Cornerback Cortez Allen practiced fully Thursday, and the third-year man has not appeared on the Steelers' injury report this week. But defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau said Allen is still working his way back from the sprained ankle he sustained in the Steelers' season opener.

Allen returned to the lineup Sept. 29, but he struggled in the Steelers' 34-27 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. LeBeau said William Gay may start Snday over Allen at the cornerback spot opposite Ike Taylor.

"Cortez has still got that ankle [injury] a little bit," LeBeau said, "and Will will play a lot."