Strong safety Troy Polamalu and running back Willie Parker didn't play in the Steelers' 28-20 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday because of injuries.
Polamalu, who hasn't played since spraining his left knee Sept. 10, could return next week when the Steelers host the Browns. He practiced on a limited basis last week. When asked for an update on Polamalu's health after the Steelers improved to 3-2, coach Mike Tomlin said, "I'll let you know Tuesday."
Parker missed his second consecutive game because of turf toe. The two-time Pro Bowler said he is not sure if he will be able to play against the Browns.
"It's too early to talk about that right now," Parker said. "We're definitely taking it day by day."