Steelers’ Woodley will not play Sunday

Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley will miss his second straight

game because of a hamstring injury, and linebacker James Farrior

likely will be back for Sunday’s AFC North showdown in


Woodley was ruled out Friday after not practicing all week.

Farrior was designated as probable after practicing for the third

consecutive day. Farrior missed Pittsburgh’s last two games with a

calf injury. Backup Larry Foote indicated he expected to come off

the bench again.

Also probable for Pittsburgh (6-3) against the Bengals (6-2) are

two of the past three AP defensive players of the year, safety Troy

Polamalu (rib) and linebacker James Harrison (toe). Polamalu

returned to practice Friday, and Harrison was a full participant

after being limited Thursday.