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Polamalu (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday night's game against the Bengals, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

As is cornerback Ike Taylor, with both players risky plays in IDP formats thanks to the Steelers' late kickoff this week.

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Defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau is optimistic that Polamalu (knee) will be able to play Sunday night against the Bengals, ESPN.com reports.

The same applies to cornerback Ike Taylor, after both players practiced in a limited fashion Wednesday. Polamalu has missed the Steelers' last two games because of a knee injury, and while the team's late kickoff Sunday makes him a risky IDP roll in Week 17, his potential return -- along with that of Taylor -- would be a nice boost to the Steelers as they square off against the Bengals for the AFC North title in the team's regular season finale.

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Polamalu (knee) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

With Polamalu out, Will Allen is expected to start at safety.

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Polamalu (knee) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, ESPN.com reports.

With Polamalu -- who did not practice all week -- expected to sit this week, Will Allen is expected to start at safety in his place on Sunday.

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Polamalu (illness) is active for Sunday's game at Cincinnati.

Polamalu was back in action last week against the Saints and is once again available for IDP consideration in this game.

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Polamalu (non-injury) is active for Sunday's game against the Saints.

Polamalu missed practice earlier this week, but he was a full participant Friday and is good to go Sunday against a Saints offense capable of putting up plenty of points.

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Polamalu is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Saints, ESPN reports.

Polamalu' absence is listed as not injury related, and he was a full participant at practice Friday. The report likely indicates that he will play in a big matchup against the Saints.

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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.