"Also, defensive end Aaron Smith was excused from practice for personal reasons for the third day in a row, increasing the possibility he also will not play against the Giants."
I was told, albeit from an unreliable source, that he was going to miss the game. but this is coming from nothing more than a guy on another board stating he heard it on Pittsburgh 1250. More than his status, I hope everything is ok with his family. Word around the press is this is family related. Family comes before football.