The Steelers injury situation didn't exactly improve from Tuesday to Wednesday.
Cody Wallace is already starting at center, replacing Fernando Velasco, who was lost for the season after suffering an Achilles injury against Baltimore in Week 13. Eric Olsen was signed Saturday, and is listed as Wallace's back-up.
Brett Keisel missed practice, along with nose tackle Steve McLendon. Keisel missed Weeks 11-12, and only played a handful of snaps against Baltimore before being removed.
The Steelers can look optimistically at the return of running back Le'Veon Bell, who suffered a concussion as the result of a vicious collision with two Ravens defenders in their Week 13 game. Bell will still have required IMPACT tests he'll need to pass before being allowed to play, but the fact he's practicing is a step in a positive direction.
Missing practice for @Steelers: Keisel, Beachum, DeCastro, McLendon. Woodley was limited. Adams, Le'Veon were full participants.— Bob Labriola (@BobLabriola) December 4, 2013
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