TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Hoke, Essex hoping to return for game against Browns

Steelers/NFL Videos

By Scott Brown
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010
 

›› Nose tackle Chris Hoke and right guard Trai Essex are targeting Oct. 17 as their return date. Essex hasn't played since the second game of the season because of a high ankle sprain. Hoke is recovering from a sprained knee and didn't play this past Sunday. They will benefit from the bye. "I should be ready," Hoke said of the Steelers' Oct. 17 game against the Browns. "You like to have bye weeks later in the year. For me, it's come at a good time." Essex, who is planning on practicing next week, agreed. "The bye came at a perfect time if I was going to be hurt," Essex said. "I'm actually recovering faster than I thought." Doug Legursky has started the last two games at right guard and has been lauded by the coaches for his play. When asked if he will have to win his job back from Legursky, Essex said, "I'm going to come in as if I'm starting (again). I'd like to think you don't lose your starting job to injury."

›› Running back Isaac Redman caught up with Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco, an old rival, after the Steelers' 17-14 loss to the Ravens on Sunday. The two are from southern New Jersey and their respective high schools are in the same conference. Redman played for Paulsboro, a perennial powerhouse, while Flacco played for Audubon. They graduated in 2003. "We talked a little bit after the game," Redman said. "He said, 'Man, I finally beat you. It took awhile.' "

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Steelers

  1. Steelers must find better balance on defense
  2. Steelers’ prime-time games shrink attendance at Heinz Field
  3. Steelers offense puts up gaudy numbers in season’s 1st half
  4. Steelers notebook: Roethlisberger, offense must adjust with CB Smith out
  5. Steelers wide receiver Brown getting accolades as one of NFL’s best
  6. Steelers notebook: Offensive lineman Adams returns to reserve role
  7. Greene expects Steelers jersey retirement ceremony to get emotional
  8. Steelers notebook: No reminders needed that Ravens are next foe
  9. Roethlisberger’s performance arguably among NFL’s greatest
  10. Steelers look ahead vs. Baltimore Ravens: All John Harbaugh does is win
  11. Colts pass on defensing Big Ben amid Steelers QB’s record-setting day
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.