Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said defensive end Aaron Smith's health continues to improve as he works back from a torn triceps muscle.
Smith has been lifting weights for a little over a week now with no ill effects and it looks like he may be back before the end of the regular season.
Smith has been targeting the Carolina game as a possible return, but it's more likely he may see a little action in the regular season finale against Cleveland, just to get his feet wet before the playoffs.
Tomlin said that tight end Heath Miller passed all of his concussion tests and will be cleared to return to practice Wednesday.
Flozell Adams continues to deal with his ankle sprain and will be held out of practice early in the week.
Bryant McFadden, who is still dealing with a hamstring injury, could be limited as well.
Troy Polamalu, as has been the case the past few weeks, will be held out of practice early in the week as he continues to deal with his Achilles' tendon soreness.
Anthony Madison (knee contusion) and Keyaron Fox (elbow) were injured in last Sunday's win over Cincinnati, but should be good to play this Sunday against the Jets.