Linbacker excited about return
> > Linebacker LaMarr Woodley said Friday he's eager to play Sunday against Cincinnati. However, he doesn't want to rush back if there's any doubt about his hamstring injury prior to kickoff. "I felt pretty good overall," Woodley said after yesterday's practice. "I'm in a game-time situation, so I have two more days for things to heal up. I'll do it when it's right. If we come back to early, all you do is hurt your team. So, I'll come back when it's right. If I had played two weeks ago, I probably would have been out for four or five weeks. I think I did the right thing in taking my time because things are healing the right way."
> > Linebacker Stevenson Sylvester hopes to play against Cincinnati after missing Sunday's win against Kansas City with an injured calf. "I'm working on getting back to 100 percent," said Stevenson, who is listed as probable. "If you're healthy throughout the first 12 or 13 weeks, then you probably haven't been doing much. So, I'm hoping to get healthy so I can help this team."
> > Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said playing the Steelers twice in three games doesn't present a special challenge. "In some ways for us as coaches, it lets you really hone in on what things -- in our case -- we need to do better in order to have an opportunity to win the football game," Lewis said.
> > Cincinnati linebacker Dontay Moch is out because of a non-injury related incident. Defensive end Carlos Dunlap (hamstring) is doubtful, while cornerback Nate Clements (hamstring), safety Chris Crocker (biceps), tight end Donald Lee (foot) and defensive tackle Pat Sims (knee) are all questionable. Running back Cedric Benson is probable with an injured foot.
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