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Steelers starting nose tackle Steve McLendon will be sidelined against Ravens
Steelers starting nose tackle Steve McLendon will be sidelined against Ravens

When Ravens center Gino Gradkowski lines up Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers, he won't be blocking Steve McLendon. The Steelers' starting nose tackle was ruled out of the Thanksgiving game by coach Mike Tomlin during his weekly news conference today because of a sprained right ankle. McLendon got hurt against the Cleveland Browns. Without McLendon, the Steelers could split up the snaps inside with Al Woods and Hebron Fangupo. Or Ziggy Hood could shift inside to nose tackle. "We've got decent position flexibility with those guys," Tomlin told Pittsburgh reporters. "The reality is with Steve down we're going to need increased effort and...

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