Polamalu, Harrison Back to Steelers Practice and More AFC North News

Andrea Hangst@FBALL_AndreaFeatured Columnist IVOctober 2, 2012

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison and safety Troy Polamalu both participated in practice on Monday (according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Mark Kaboly via Twitter) and very well could both play on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Polamalu has missed the last two games with a calf injury, and Harrison has been sidelined since the spring with an ailing knee. But as Kaboly says, it's best to not get too excited—what will matter more is if the duo also fully participates in Wednesday's practice.


Baltimore Ravens

Matt Zenitz of the Carroll County Times takes a closer look at Baltimore Ravens linebacker Adrian Hamilton. Hamilton is currently on the practice squad, but head coach John Harbaugh said on Monday that it's quite possible he gets promoted to the active roster at some point this season.

Bleacher Report's Mike Fast hands out his grades to each Ravens positional unit through the first-quarter point of the season.


Cincinnati Bengals

It was a shaky start of the season for the Cincinnati Bengals defense, but now there's a reason for hope after the unit held the Jacksonville Jaguars to just 10 points last Sunday, writes Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Eli Nachmany of Bleacher Report says the Bengals receiving corps has become well-rounded with the emergence of Armon Binns and Andrew Hawkins.


Cleveland Browns

It's been a frustrating season thus far for the Cleveland Browns receivers, and now injuries are making things even more difficult, says Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Bleacher Report's Bill Smith takes a look at what Jimmy Haslam will have to face when he takes ownership of the Browns later this month.


Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette reminds everyone that it will be a long, difficult road back out the bottom of the league and into the playoffs if the Pittsburgh Steelers lose to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday and drop to 1-3.

Joseph Bruno of Bleacher Report gives out his quarter-season grades to all Steelers rookies.