Steelers Limas Sweed did not practice for the second day in a row yesterday because of a foot injury and will not play against the Bears, who could have as many as three new starters in their defense because of injuries and demotions.
That means Mike Wallace, a third-round pick from Ole Miss who took nearly all the snaps as the third receiver in the 13-10 overtime victory against the Titans, will do so again against the Bears (0-1).
It also means veteran Shaun Mcdonald, who was deactivated against the Titans, will dress and be the fourth receiver in Chicago. McDonald, though, will play in some of the packages as the No. 3 receiver -- a role in which Sweed has been rotating with Wallace.
"It depends on the play-calling," Wallace said, referring to the surprising amount of playing time he received against Tennessee. "It's just what happened. We ran a lot of no-huddle stuff and the packages I was in. We had a groove on, so we didn't want to swap out too much."
The Steelers were hoping to use Sweed more against the Bears after all but ignoring him against the Titans.