As expected, Heath Miller did not get the automatic green-light to play on Sunday against Cincinnati. The concussed tight end, knocked out of the Sunday night game on a $40,000 hit, was officially listed as "doubtful" today by Dr. Tomlin.
More Steeler notes from the weekly Tomlin press conference:
-DANIEL SEPULVEDA is officially lost for the season with a torn ACL in his right knee, which is the third time he's had such a tear.
-Former Penn State punter JEREMY KAPINOS was signed as Sepulveda's replacement. Kapinos has punted in 22 NFL games for Indianapolis, Green Bay, and the New York Jets since entering the league in 2007, posting a 42.9 career average per punt.
-BEN ROETHLISBERGER had surgery Monday to repair a broken nose and will probably wear a clear shield for protection on Sunday.
-MATT SPAETH (concussion) got a clean bill of health and has been cleared to practice.
-FLOZELL ADAMS (mild high ankle sprain) will be replaced by TRAI ESSEX if he can't go on Sunday.
-TROY POLAMALU (ankle) could be limited in practice for precautionary reasons
-AARON SMITH was cleared to start lifting weights after an MRI, and will be re-evaluated in two weeks after another MRI.