Troy Polamalu DB PIT 4 Months
Troy Polamalu says he's fully recovered from the calf injury that cost him nine games and parts of others last season.
"I feel great standing here right now," Polamalu said. "How I felt in the past, I don't have too much memory of that." The 32-year-old has been "pacing" himself during camp, and the Steelers are expected to give him plenty of rest. Pittsburgh has an aging roster, but the team might have one more run in them.
Troy Polamalu DB PIT 7 Months
Steelers SS Troy Polamalu is reportedly in his best shape since his days at USC.
The Steelers kick off OTAs on Tuesday. Polamalu missed nine games with a lingering calf injury last season, and the team needs him to be on the field more this year. Three of the Steelers' starting four defensive backs -- Polamalu, FS Ryan Clark, and RCB Ike Taylor -- are all over the age of 32.
Troy Polamalu DB PIT 10 Months
Steelers DC Dick LeBeau believes Troy Polamalu can play at a high level for "several more years."
Although he'll be 32 in Polamalu continues to operate at a high level. The problem has been ongoing lower-leg injuries which kept him out of nine games in 2012. "He has a lot of tremendous football talent still in him," LeBeau said. "Once he got back on the field, I couldn't see any difference in his play than when he was winning the Defensive Player of the Year award." Polamalu is under contract through 2014.
Troy Polamalu DB PIT 12 Months
It's "obvious" Troy Polamalu (calf) is playing through discomfort.
A 31-year-old Polamalu has been a shell of himself since returning three games ago. He has played limited snaps at times while getting treatment on the sideline and has no sacks, interceptions or fumbles. It looks like Polamalu will need the offseason to reach 100 percent.
Troy Polamalu DB PIT Dec 07 '12
Troy Polamalu says his two calf injuries this season were to two different muscles.
In other words, the seven-game absence from his second calf injury was not an aggravation of the problem that caused him to miss Weeks 2 and 3. Polamalu admits he had a "better game plan" going into last week's game than he did in his initial Week 4 return.
Troy Polamalu DB PIT Dec 03 '12
Troy Polamalu (calf) recorded two tackles in his Week 13 return to action.
Polamalu was eased back in after missing seven straight games, splitting time with Will Allen. Most importantly, he emerged from the win over the Ravens setback-free. Look for Polamalu's snaps to get a major bump against the Chargers next week.
Troy Polamalu DB PIT Nov 30 '12
Steelers DC Dick LeBeau expects SS Troy Polamalu (calf) to play a "significant role" against the Ravens on Sunday.
"I don't think he will be able to be out there every snap," said LeBeau. "He is in good shape ... but I think his football conditioning needs some development." The Steelers pass defense has allowed 819 yards over the past six games compared to 791 by the Texans pass defense over the past two games.
Troy Polamalu DB PIT Nov 27 '12
Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (calf) is scheduled to practice on Wednesday and could play versus the Ravens in Week 13.
Coach Mike Tomlin said Polamalu has a "possibility" of playing on Sunday. "We're encouraged by his status," said Tomlin. We still believe Week 14 is a more realistic target for Polamalu.
Troy Polamalu DB PIT Nov 23 '12
Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (calf) returned to practice Friday.
Polamalu isn't going to play this week at Cleveland, but he's progressing enough from the torn calf to go through practice drills, and that's a good sign for his going-forward status. He might return in time for Week 14 or 15.