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    Quote Originally Posted by SidSmythe View Post
    According to ESPN Harrison is QUESTIONABLE
    According to HARRISON on Facebook, He will be a gametime decision
    James Harrison did not practice on Friday, so he will likely miss the Steelers' season opener Sunday night in Denver. usually when you don't practice on Friday you don't play...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SidSmythe View Post
    these are the same people who give clearance for people to come back from High ankle sprains and hamstring injuries within 2 weeks of getting injured.
    That bothers the hell out of me

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    Some of y'all are making like just because Harrison may not play Sunday, his career is all but over. C'mon...the dude is only, what, three weeks removed from knee surgery?

    Part-time this season and done afterward? Maybe. But I don't think you can use missing this game as evidence for that.

    I think odds are that James has a good season and comes back next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradshawsHairdresser View Post
    Some of y'all are making like just because Harrison may not play Sunday, his career is all but over. C'mon...the dude is only, what, three weeks removed from knee surgery?

    Part-time this season and done afterward? Maybe. But I don't think you can use missing this game as evidence for that.

    I think odds are that James has a good season and comes back next year.
    Oh, come on!

    James missed five games last year because of his back, right?

    Oh...he had that freak broken orbital and then served a BS suspension for another game...

    I have no doubt that Harrison's career is closer to the end than to the beginning, but it is not necessarily immanent...

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    Steelers notebook: Harrison not likely to play Sunday night

    September 8, 2012
    By Gerry Dulac / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    James Harrison would not classify his latest issue with his knee as a setback, even though the Pro Bowl outside linebacker is not expected to play Sunday night in Denver.

    Harrison did not practice for the second day in a row Friday and is listed as questionable on the team's official injury report.

    He will be replaced in the starting lineup by Chris Carter, who has been working at right outside linebacker since minicamp because of injuries to Harrison (knee) and top backup Jason Worilds (wrist).

    This is the third time since spring that Harrison has had a comeback halted by a knee problem. In his other attempts -- once at minicamp, once at training camp -- his knee swelled each time he tried to cut on it.

    Harrison said Friday he did not suffer a setback this time, nor is he worried about his knee.

    "No, it's just sore," Harrison said. "The soft tissue just hasn't healed up."

    Harrison returned to practice Monday for the first time since last season. The plan was for him to get enough reps to be able to start against the Broncos, provided he didn't have any problems with his knee. It is not known if the latest problem will cause Harrison to miss as much time as he did in the spring and summer.

    "If the game were today, I couldn't play," Harrison said in a response to a question.

    In addition to Harrison, running back Baron Batch also was listed as questionable, although he practiced Friday. Running back Rashard Mendenhall (knee) was listed as doubtful. Inside linebacker Stevenson Sylvester and safety Ryan Clark were ruled out.

    DeCastro on new list

    The Steelers did not waste any more time and placed rookie guard David DeCastro on the new injured reserve/designated to return list that allows him to come back after eight games.

    Only one player per team can be designated for the list. DeCastro is allowed to resume practicing after six weeks and is eligible to come off the IR list in eight, although his recovery from a knee injury might be longer than that.

    The Steelers made the move to make room on the 53-man roster for cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke, who was signed after being released by the Oakland Raiders. Van Dyke is in his second year from Miami.

    Special teams to have captain

    The Steelers did not appoint a special teams captain when they named Ben Roethlisberger (offense) and Brett Keisel (defense) as team captains for the 2012 season.

    Instead, Tomlin will appoint a different special teams captain each week to go out for the coin toss. Veteran safety Will Allen could be the leading candidate to handle the duties in Denver.

    Broncos pass rush formidable

    Denver rookie defensive end Derek Wolfe already has worked himself into the starting lineup, and that is no surprise to the Steelers.

    They spent a lot of time talking with the 6-foot-5, 300-pound lineman from Cincinnati at the scouting combine in Indianapolis and considered taking him high in the NFL draft.

    But the Broncos beat them to it and took Wolfe in the second round. He plays at right end in their 4-3 alignment but slides inside in their sub packages.

    Wolfe combines with defensive end Elvis Dumervil and linebacker Von Miller to give the Broncos three good pass rushers in the front seven.

    "You have two of the premier [pass] rushers in the league, and they drafted a young guy in Wolfe," said offensive coordinator Todd Haley, who faced the Broncos twice a year when he was head coach in Kansas City. "They have active, physical guys who play hard."

    http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/...#ixzz25uKhlmhT

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    No Harrison + No Clark = Me starting Peyton in fantasy football this week.

    Sorry all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelz09 View Post
    No Harrison + No Clark = Me starting Peyton in fantasy football this week.

    Sorry all.
    This is THE reason I can't play ff. If I ever cheer for some one besides the Steelers (unless it's Eli against the Cheats), slap me. I can't get into this at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelz09 View Post
    No Harrison + No Clark = Me starting Peyton in fantasy football this week.

    Sorry all.
    No offense, but I think you may end up regretting that...

    If it were a week 10 matchup, I might have started Peyton...but week 1? I think he's going to look pretty much like he looked in preseason...which is to say, not like Peyton Manning...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djfan View Post
    This is THE reason I can't play ff. If I ever cheer for some one besides the Steelers (unless it's Eli against the Cheats), slap me. I can't get into this at all.
    I play, but I draft mostly NFC guys.....i do have D. Thomas starting b/c I think he's gonna have a huge season so I took him early, but I certainly won't be cheering him on. I have Calvin Johnson to make up for where he lacks SUnday Night
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    I'm not 100% sure I'll start him but even if I do start him, I won't necessarily "cheer" for him.

    I've learned awhile ago that you have to take your homerism and/or favoritism out of fantasy football if you want to win. In some some leagues you have more options to select your players like salary-cap leagues.

    You'd be a fool to not start the best player just because you don't like them.

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