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Polamalu (knee) expects to return to action after the Steelers' bye week, ESPN.com reports.

Polamalu has missed the Steelers' last two games with a sprained knee, but he expects to play against the Saints on Nov. 30, noting Thursday that he believes if "the game was this weekend (he'd) be able to play."

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Polamalu (knee) will not play in Monday's game against the Titans, Bob Labriola of the Steelers' website reports.

It's not entirely clear where Polamalu stands health-wise, but he will need at least another week to recover from his sprained knee, and will miss his second straight game.

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Polamalu will not play in Sunday's game against the Jets due to a knee sprain, ESPN reports.

Polamalu was forced to exit Sunday's game after suffering the knee injury, which will now keep him sidelined for at least one game. With Polamalu out, Ross Ventrone (hamstring) could start at strong safety, but if he's not healthy enough, Will Allen may fill the position.

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Polamalu left Sunday's game against the Ravens with a left leg injury and will not return, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette reports.

Polamalu piled up 49 tackles (32 solo) through the first eight games of the season, then added another two (one solo) before leaving Sunday's contest. He was replaced by Will Allen, who has barely seen the field this season.

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Polamalu totaled six tackles (five solo) including a sack in Pittsburgh's 54-31 win over the Colts on Sunday.

The sack was Polamalu's first of the season. The Steelers face baltimore in Week 9, against whom they failed to record a sack in their first meeting in Week 2.

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Polamalu recorded two tackles (both solo) and a fumble recovery in the Steelers' 30-23 win against Houston on Monday night.

The takeaway was the 39th of Polamalu's career, but just his first this season. Overall, the Pittsburgh defense was opportunistic, forcing three turnovers that led to 17 points.

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Polamalu recorded six tackles (five solo) in the Steelers' 17-9 win over Jacksonville on Sunday.

The Steelers' defense, which held the Jaguars to just 243 yards, denied their opponent a touchdown for the first time since Week 6 of last season.

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Polamalu (not injury related) is active for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

If you noticed Polamalu on the injury report, don't worry. He is good to go this week against the struggling Bucs.

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Polamalu totaled four tackles against the Panthers on Sunday.

Not his best effort on the season, but the defense as a whole came through with three sacks and two fumble recoveries, including one for a touchdown. Polamalu will have an opportunity for a big game in Week 4 against Tampa Bay.

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Polamalu collected eight tackles (six solo) in the Steelers' 26-6 loss to Baltimore Thursday.

Polamalu is off to a good start this season with a team high 19 tackles, but the defense as a unit has yet to create a turnover through two games this season.