Browns Pro Bowl nose tackle Shaun Rogers did not participate in practice for the portion open to the media Thursday. But Rogers' absence, which also included Wednesday, was excused by the team.
Defensive lineman Kenyon Coleman (groin) and tight end Steve Heiden (knee) were limited after sitting out Wednesday. Mike Adams (groin), Lewis (hamstring), Anthony Madison (illness), Robaire Smith (calf), Kamerion Wimbley (shoulder) and Floyd Womack (ankle) participated fully after being limited Wednesday.
For the Steelers, running back Rashard Mendenhall (illness) was the only player to miss practice. James Farrior (elbow), Trai Essex (ankle) and Travis Kirschke (back) participated fully after sitting out Wednesday. Full go for the second consecutive day were running back Willie Parker (toe) and safety Troy Polamalu (knee).¶