Hartings, Haynes sit out

Center Jeff Hartings and running back Verron Haynes were the only players who did not practice for the Steelers Wednesday in preparation for Sunday's showdown against the Tennessee Titans.

Hartings, who is nursing an ankle injury in addition to his chronic knee problem, looks like he's going to be missing every Wednesday practice the rest of the year.

Haynes, meanwhile, continues to be troubled by a knee injury, but will try to practice Thursday. For Tennessee, wide receiver Drew Bennett, linebacker Rocky Boiman, running back Chris Brown, defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, guard Benji Olson and tight end Frank Wycheck are questionable to play.

Haynesworth's injury would be the most damaging for the Titans. Tennessee's backup defensive tackles are rookies James Atkins and Rien Long, neither of whom has Haynesworth's sheer size or power in the middle.

Dale Lolley
SteelCitySports.com

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