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Steelers Injury Report: Ike Taylor given 'green light' from medical staff

The Pittsburgh Steelers returned to the practice field on Monday with four defensive starters returning to action, including veteran cornerback Ike Taylor.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers returned to the practice field on Monday, and they welcomed back four defensive starters to the field that had all missed playing time prior to the Week 12 bye.

Among the injured who returned to the practice field was veteran cornerback Ike Taylor, who suffered a broken arm against the Carolina Panthers in Week 3. Taylor had been a limited participant the past several weeks, but he was a full participant for the first time since suffering the injury.

Taylor told Will Graves of the Associated Press the doctors have given him the 'green light' to return to practice, but his participation in the game Sunday against the New Orleans Saints will be decided by the coaching staff.

Other players who returned to the practice field were rookie first-round draft pick Ryan Shazier (ankle), Troy Polamalu (knee) and Shamarko Thomas (hamstring).

As reported earlier today, second-year outside linebacker Jarvis Jones returned to practice and was close to a full participant in today's session. He's wearing a protective brace over his injured wrist as he awaits a custom-made brace he can wear for the duration of the season.

The Steelers will host the Saints Sunday at Heinz Field with a 1 p.m. ET kickoff.