Ravens' Webb: Wallace not Steelers best WR
Steelers receiver Mike Wallace is among the league leaders in receptions (43), yards (800), touchdown catches (five) and yards per catch (18.6), but according to Baltimore cornerback Lardarius Webb, Wallace isn't even the best receiver the Steelers have on their roster.
"Every time somebody asks me, they're always talking about Mike Wallace," Webb told the Baltimore Sun. "But they have a guy in No. 84, Antonio Brown, who's better than (No.) 17 in all aspects of the game."
Wallace wasn't thrilled when told of Webb's comments.
"That guy doesn't really matter to me, man," Wallace said. "Who is that guy• I mean, I heard of him, but at the end of the day, he can't check me, so it is what it is. That's got to be somebody who really matters to motivate me; he really don't."
> > Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger knows Sunday's game against the Ravens is important, but no more important than last week's game against the Patriots or next week's game at Cincinnati.
"To me, it is another game," Roethlisberger said. "Obviously, it is an important one, but it is another game. It is big game because it is divisional, but you go out and play the ball game."
Roethlisberger is 9-3 in his career against the Ravens, including 2-0 in the playoffs.
> > Hines Ward was limited in practice but said he will play Sunday. Ward, who hurt his ankle against Arizona, said he could've forced it last week and played against the Patriots but felt it wasn't necessary.
"We felt that we could exploit the Patriots' secondary," Ward said. "There was no need for me to force it and go."
> > Guard Doug Legursky (toe) and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (knee) did not practice. Sanders is also dealing with the death of his mother, but he is expected to return for Sunday's game. Linebackers James Farrior (calf), James Harrison (eye) and LaMarr Woodley (hamstring) were limited, as well as tackle Jonathan Scott (ankle).
"Our linebackers looked pretty good out there, pretty healthy, but it's only Wednesday," Larry Foote said. "(Harrison) looked good. Farrior looked good, but Friday we'll really know."
> > Nose tackle Chris Hoke said he will play after missing the past two games.