Steelers Tuesday Tidbits

News and notes on the Pittsburgh Steelers.

 -- LB Joey Porter continues to improve so quickly from his Aug. 31 gunshot wound that he will be listed as doubtful for this week's game. Porter was supposed to be out from 2-8 weeks and it's looking as though he will return soon.
   -- TE Mark Bruener was put on the inactive list Sunday, a surprise move because the Steelers have four tight ends. Bruener, their starter since 1995, was listed as the No. 2 man on the depth chart.
   -- RB Jerome Bettis will be listed as questionable with a groin injury. The injury is not nearly like the one that virtually ended his season after 11 games in 2001. Bettis carried four times for 14 yards Sunday before he was injured.
   -- TE Jay Riemersma, who caught his first TD pass for Pittsburgh Sunday, will be listed as probable with a nagging ankle sprain he hurt in the preseason. Riemersma caught two passes for 29 yards, including a 20-yard TD.
   -- WR/KR Fred Milons, acquired in a trade with Philadelphia for a conditional seventh-round pick 10 days ago, may be activated for the game Sunday in Kansas City. He was inactive in the opener because the coaches felt he was not ready to play receiver if needed. He could replace rookie Ike Taylor on kickoff returns.

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