WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2011
Wednesday news and notes
It appears the Steelers will get linebacker LaMarr Woodley back this weekend to face the Cincinnati Bengals.
Woodley was a full participant in practice Wednesday and looked good moving around.
His return would help bolster a defense that has recorded just 24 sacks this season. Woodley and James Harrison, who have played just three full games together this season due to injuries, have recorded 14 of those 24 sacks.
© Emmanuel Sanders said today that he has been told he will continue to return kickoffs this week and he guaranteed that he will do a better job of it than he did last week at Kansas City.
I also spoke to Antonio Brown, who had been handling all of those duties, about it and he said he takes way more of a beating returning kicks than he does punts.
Remember, Sanders was the team's primary kick returner last season and averaged 25.1 yards per return.
© Troy Polamalu and Maurkice Pouncey did not practice today, but both are expected to be ready to play against the Bengals.