Linebacker Joey Porter made NFL history in Sunday night's 30-17 loss to the Raiders. Even though Oakland had nearly 500 yards of total offense, making NFL history was too much for the league to overlook and Porter was named the AFC's Defensive Player of the Week Wednesday."> Linebacker Joey Porter made NFL history in Sunday night's 30-17 loss to the Raiders. Even though Oakland had nearly 500 yards of total offense, making NFL history was too much for the league to overlook and Porter was named the AFC's Defensive Player of the Week Wednesday.">

Wednesday's Practice Report

<font size="2" face="Arial">Linebacker <a href="http://scout.theinsiders.com/a.z?s=68&p=8&c=1&nid=291797&yr=2002"> Joey Porter</a> made NFL history in Sunday night's 30-17 loss to the Raiders. Even though Oakland had nearly 500 yards of total offense, making NFL history was too much for the league to overlook and Porter was named the AFC's Defensive Player of the Week Wednesday.<o:p></o:p><o:p></o:p></font>

Porter became the first player in league history to record three sacks and two interceptions in a game Sunday night. He also had 12 tackles, the most of his four-year career.

Despite the team's loss, two other Steelers were also considered for all-conference honors this week. Wide receiver Hines Ward received consideration for offensive player of the week for his seven-catch, 92-yard, two-TD game and Punter Josh Miller was considered for special teams player of the week after punting six times for a 46-yard average.

In other news Wednesday, long-snapper Mike Schneck will be out for at least the next two games, but the Steelers won't sign a new long-snapper, instead using tight end John Allred. Schneck has a dislocated right elbow. Allred took over the snapping duties after Schneck was injured in the third quarter, and did well. He had not previously long-snapped in his NFL career.

In addition to Schneck, linebacker Kendrell Bell and cornerback Hank Poteat did not practice Wednesday.

--Dale Lolley


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