The Steelers wrapped up their on-field practice preparations on Wednesday in preparation to play the Cleveland Browns Thursday night at Heinz Field and the game will be broadcast on the NFL Network. The final injury report of the week is now out and it shows that nose tackle Chris Hoke (neck), linebacker Chris Carter (hamstring), running back Jonathan Dwyer (foot), wide receiver Arnaz Battle (hamstring) and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders are all listed as out as expected. Hoke will be placed on injured reserve very soon thus ending his season and perhaps his career. Dwyer injured his foot against the Bengals last Sunday and their has been no word on the severity of it. Sanders has a bothersome knee and foot and will sit out this week and should be back next Monday night against the 49ers. Linebacker LaMarr Woodley (hamstring) is doubtful as expected after leaving the game last week with a fatigued hamstring. It was hist first game back since injuring it back in week 8 against the Patriots. The several players with bumps and bruises like linebacker Stevenson Sylvester (knee), running back Rashard Mendenhall (back), safety Ryan Clark (shoulder), wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery (knee), linebacker James Farrior (thumb), linebacker Larry Foote (hamstring), guard Ramon Foster (ankle), linebacker James Harrison (back), tight end Heath Miller (ankle), running back Mewelde Moore (hamstring), safety Ryan Mundy (neck), safety Troy Polamalu (knee), center Maurkice Pouncey (ankle), running back Isaac Redman (ankle) and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (thumb) are all listed as probable after all worked fully today.
For the Browns on Wednesday, linebacker Quinton Spears (hamstring) and safety T.J. Ward (foot) both remain out of practice and both are listed as out this week as expected. Safety Mike Adams (shoulder), running back Peyton Hillis (hip) and offensive lineman Tony Pashos (ankle) are all listed as questionable after being limited today. Linebacker Chris Gocong (hip), running back Montario Hardesty (calf), quarterback Colt McCoy (knee) and defensive end Jayme Mitchell (ankle) are all listed as probable.