The Patriots released their Friday injury report and QB Tom Brady, who has been dealing with a sprained foot, was listed as probable.
Brady missed practice on Wednesday but said he is ready to play. RB Fred Taylor (toe) has not been declared out for the first time since Week Four and is listed as questionable, along with S Patrick Chung, OG Stephen Neal, DL Mike Wright and DL Myron Pryor. S Jarrad Page (calf) has been ruled out.
The way we see it
Brady was dealing with a mild sprain, but that could explain his poor play against the Browns on Sunday. With the Steelers' run defense, the Patriots need Brady to have a big game. They would also welcome Chung's return as the secondary has struggled and the second-year player is a playmaker. Taylor could add another dynamic to the running game. With Page out, James Sanders moves up the depth chart and he will start again if Chung has to sit out.
Keep an eye on Brady's status on Sunday morning, but expect him to play on Sunday.