Ziggy Ansah returned to the practice field on Friday, but won't make his return to game action today in Pittsburgh.
A sore left ankle will keep the rookie defensive end out of the lineup for a second consecutive week. Ansah was injured Oct. 27 against Dallas and only returned to the practice field in limited fashion on Friday.
He tested the ankle out before the game under the watchful eye of trainers, defensive line coaches and general manager Martin Mayhew, but it was determined he wasn't ready to go.
Detroit will also be without receiver
Hilliard returned to the practice field for the first time this week since injuring his knee against Cincinnati, but there's no reason for the Lions to rush his return with rookie
Bentley will miss his second consecutive game because of a knee injury he suffered against Dallas.