Smith: Status Unchanged

Here's the injury list from the first day of practice for Super Bowl XLV:

PITTSBURGH – The progress of Aaron Smith continued at a snail's pace Wednesday as the big defensive end continued to practice in "a limited capacity."

Since putting on his familiar No. 91 early this month, Smith has been peppered with questions about his availability, and his answers remain the same.

"We'll see," he said. "It's day to day. We have two weeks. We'll see."

While Smith's status appears unchanged, good news came from cornerback Bryant McFadden. Even though he sat out of Wednesday's practice, his strained abdomen has improved significantly.

"I'm feeling a lot better than I did, honestly, last week, mentally and physically," said McFadden. "I have two weeks and I'm looking forward to it and am feeling a lot better than I did last week."

McFadden missed all but the first two series of the Divisional Round playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens, and then struggled in his only practice before Sunday's game against the New York Jets. McFadden played against the Jets, but as the No. 3 cornerback. If healthy, McFadden will start the Super Bowl.

Also missing Wednesday's practice with McFadden and Maurkice Pouncey were S Will Allen (knee), S Troy Polamalu (Achilles), WR Emmanuel Sanders (foot) and LT Jonathan Scott (ribs).

Missing practice for the Packers were LBs Erik Walden and Frank Zombo (knee). Limited were LB Desmond Bishop (ankle), LT Chad Clifton (neck), LB A.J. Hawk (knee), WR Greg Jennings (knee), and C Jason Spitz (calf).


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