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Steelers expect return of Harrison, Polamalu

– Looks like Troy Polamalu and James Harrison are good to go for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday he’s optimistic his two star defensive players will be ready when the Steelers (1-2) play host to Philadelphia (3-1) on Sunday. Harrison hasn’t played this season while recovering from left knee trouble while Polamalu has missed the past two games due to a strained right calf.

Both players practiced Monday and barring a setback Pittsburgh could have its original starting defense available for the first time this season.

The Steelers have started 6-2 in each of Tomlin’s five seasons and haven’t lost back-to-back games since 2009.

Colts’ LB finds spot on practice squad

Indianapolis signed linebacker Mario Addison to the practice squad.

The move comes one day after Addison was released from the Colts’ active roster to make room for center A.Q. Shipley, who was promoted from the practice squad.

Addison had appeared in nine NFL games and has five career tackles. He was originally claimed by the Colts off waivers on Nov. 23.

Jets sign fullback, waive wide receiver

The New York Jets signed fullback Lex Hilliard and waived wide receiver Patrick Turner.

The signing gives the Jets depth at fullback with John Conner possibly unavailable Monday night against Houston because of a hamstring injury.

Around the league

Receiver Jabar Gaffney signed with Miami, which terminated the contract of receiver Legedu Naanee. … Oakland wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was back at practice for the first time since being hospitalized by a helmet-to-helmet hit.