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Steelers' Taylor, Polamalu set to return

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PITTSBURGH (AP) Ike Taylor is a heck of a cheerleader. The Pittsburgh Steelers veteran defensive back has spent the last two months serving as the team's self-appointed hype man while recovering from a broken right forearm.

It's a pretty fun gig, just not the one Taylor signed up for. He's only too ready to trade a sweatsuit for shoulder pads on Sunday when the Steelers (7-4) face New Orleans. He moved a step closer Monday when doctors cleared Taylor to return to practice, one of several regulars who could be back in the lineup as Pittsburgh begins the stretch drive.

Safety Troy Polamalu's sprained knee is almost healed. Linebacker Ryan Shazier's bum ankle too. Linebacker Jarvis Jones is optimistic his surgically repaired wrist will be good enough to go some time in the next three weeks. For a team that will need to play its best football to separate itself in the congested AFC North, the Steelers will have a chance to do it with their best players on the field.

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Rank Name Passing Yards
1 A. Luck3641
2 P. Manning3558
3 D. Brees3491
4 B. Roethlisberger3270
5 M. Ryan3066
6 T. Brady2998
7 A. Rodgers2957
8 M. Stafford2943
9 B. Hoyer2864
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