Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is officially out for Sunday’s game against the Ravens, who may have to play for the third game in a row without defensive end Pernell McPhee.
Polamalu was trying to get back after playing just two games this season because of a torn calf muscle, but he hasn’t practiced all week.
McPhee has missed the Ravens’ last two wins against the Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders because of a sore knee.
He was optimistic about his chances to play Thursday because he had limited practice without a brace, but McPhee didn’t take the field Friday and is now listed as doubtful for the Steelers game.
Also held out by the Ravens were tackle Terrence Cody (arm) and safety Christian Thompson (thigh). Both are listed as questionable for Sunday.
The only Ravens player who has been declared out is cornerback Jimmy Smith, who had surgery to repair a groin muscle tear Thursday.
Tackle Haloti Ngata (shoulder), who dressed but didn't play vs. the Raiders, is listed as probable along with 11 other Ravens: Jacoby Jones (toe), Bernard Pollard (ribs), Terrell Suggs (ankle), Courtney Upshaw (shoulder), Bobbie Williams (ankle), Marshal Yanda (ankle), Ed Reed (shoulder/leg/neck), Dannell Ellerbe (thumbs), Sean Considine (knee/chest) and Ray Rice (toe).