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With the Steelers’ final dress rehearsal looming, Joe Haden considered day-to-day vs. Titans

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The Pittsburgh Steelers might have their full defense on the field, but that all depends on Joe Haden’s injured foot.

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It is Week 3 in the NFL preseason. When it comes to these exhibition games, Week 3 carries the majority of the fans’ excitement considering it is the last time they will see almost all the starters before the regular season begins.

With the Pittsburgh Steelers, they are using this week as if it were a normal week of the regular season. This means the team returned to practice after a day off Tuesday. Head coach Mike Tomlin met briefly with media after practice, and gave an update on some injuries heading into the game vs. the Tennessee Titans.

This from Joe Rutter, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

The biggest name, and the only way the Steelers won’t have their complete starting units on the field in Week 3, is Joe Haden. Haden is still nursing a foot contusion from two weeks ago, and Tomlin considered him day-to-day.

Although getting Haden back on the field, and with the rest of the starting defense, would be exciting, it isn’t important in the grand scheme of things. Rather, allowing Haden to heal and not get re-injured in one of these meaningless games, could be the best-case scenario. Whether Haden practices Thursday and Friday will be a big indicator as to whether he plays or not this Sunday night.

Other than Haden, the only other player mentioned was rookie Benny Snell Jr. Tomlin previously labeled Snell’s injury as a groin injury, but said he was given a day off Wednesday. There was no update on Anthony Chickillo (chest) or Christian Scotland-Williamson (hamstring) as they both try to ready themselves for the final dress rehearsal on Sunday Night Football.

Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the black-and-gold as they prepare to head to Tennessee for their first road preseason game of 2019.