Steelers are still waiting on CB McFadden
Steelers cornerback Bryant McFadden wasn't listed on Friday's injury report, but his status for Sunday's game at Indianapolis remains uncertain because of a tender hamstring. He said there's more than a 50-50 chance he'll play.
William Gay started last week's game against Seattle.
"I'm not sure if I'll play until I warm up on Sunday," McFadden said after Friday's practice. "There are certain movements and strides that are restricting me. It's just been a frustrating injury."
» Left guard Chris Kemoeatu said he'll certainly be in the lineup Sunday but admitted his left knee is still somewhat weak.
"I'm feeling better and getting healthy," said Kemoeatu, who twice had his knee drained last week. "I'm finally getting into the groove of things."
» Ziggy Hood is eager to get after the Colts. The third-year defensive end is expected to start Sunday because veteran Brett Keisel will be sidelined with an injured knee. The Colts prefer the pass, but Hood will be graded on how well he plays against the run.
"My run-stopping has gotten a lot better because I'm shedding blockers now," Hood said. "I was told before the lockout about things I had to step up on, so like any player I worked on it during the offseason."
» It was busy a week of practice for reserve linebackers Chris Carter and Jason Worilds. The two spent much of Friday's morning practice simulating Indianapolis defensive ends Robert Mathis and Dwight Freeney.
» Indianapolis quarterback Kerry Collins hasn't looked sharp in either of the Colts' losses, but he'll rely in past successes when he faces the Steelers.
"They have a unique defense, so familiarity helps," said Collins, who has completed 35 of 69 passing attempts for 388 yards and two touchdowns this season. "At least I have something to draw on, having faced them several times the last couple of years."
Collins was 17 of 25 passing after subbing for Vince Young in the Steelers' 19-11 win at Tennessee last season.
» The Colts last started the regular season 0-3 in 1998, Peyton Manning's rookie season
» The Steelers have won 11 of the past 13 meetings with Indianapolis, but have dropped two of the past three after winning 10 straight.
» Colts receiver Reggie Wayne has a reception in 82 consecutive games.
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