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Steelers' Pouncey to return to field Sunday; Team makes final preps before matchup with Redskins


PITTSBURGH - Steelers running back Isaac Redman took a few more strides towards a return to the lineup Friday. 

Redman, who has been sidelined with an ankle injury, said he felt much better and that whether he plays Sunday against Washington is now up to the coaches.

Channel 11's Bill Phillips asked Redman if he had to prove anything else to Coach Tomlin before Sunday's game.  "If I do I hope he tells me." Redman said.

While Redman waits on a coach's decision,  center Maurkice Pouncey says he will play against the Redskins.  Pouncey, who has been sidelined with a knee injury, is running well and lateral movement hasn't been a problem for the center.    Pouncey will not play with a knee brace but he will have the knee taped.

Jonathan Dwyer is in line for his second career start and his first at Heinz Field.  Dwyer, who rushed for 122 yards in the Steelers victory last week over Cincinnati, was counting tickets following Friday's practice.  He says he was making sure his Mom and Dad are covered.

Dwyer says he will go into the contest with plenty of confidence not because of what he did last week, but because you he is playing at this level

The Steelers will play in their throwback jerseys Sunday. They are modeled after the 1934 uniforms the Steelers played in. 

"My Mom said we look like bumble bees." Dwyer said.

Ben Roethlisberger's foundation donated 25,000 dollars to the Make-A-Wish foundation.  That amount of money will grant as many as 6 wishes.