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Steelers say back injury could keep Smith out of playoffs

Updated: December 26, 2007, 6:52 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Plagued by a back problem that has limited his playing time and his effectiveness in 2007, starting left offensive tackle Marvel Smith will almost certainly miss the Pittsburgh Steelers' regular-season finale against Baltimore. Club officials are concerned the injury might keep him out of the playoffs as well.

"It is a possibility" coach Mike Tomlin said, referring to the chance the AFC North champion Steelers might go into the postseason without Smith, an eight-year veteran."We'll ...

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