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Steelers Getting Ward, Polamalu And Holmes Back

Oct 17, 2007 5:54 PM EST

The Steelers' off week allowed three of the four injured starters who sat out their 21-0 victory over Seattle on Oct. 7 to heal.

Wide receivers Hines Ward (sprained knee) and Santonio Holmes (hamstring) and safety Troy Polamalu (rib cartilage) not only are expected to play against Denver on Sunday night but likely will practice all week. Ward would return after missing two games.

Nose tackle Casey Hampton (hamstring) will take it easy in practice Wednesday, but Tomlin is hopeful he will play. Backup cornerback Bryant McFadden (sprained ankle) probably won't go.

Polamalu and Holmes have improved to the point where they probably won't be listed among the injured, Tomlin said. Of course, Polamalu and Hampton weren't on Tomlin's initial injury list two weeks ago, and neither played against Seattle.

Via ESPN