Week 1 is in the books and so are the injuries. Here's a look at the unfortunate and their likely replacements, beginning with Polamalu. Pittsburgh's All-Pro safety was a tornado against the Titans last week, with six solo tackles and an amazing interception in the first half alone. Then he suffered a painful-looking knee injury that will keep him out three to six weeks. He'll be replaced by Tyrone Carter, a 33-year-old NFL journeyman who's in his sixth year with Pittsburgh and was a regular starter just once in his career, with the Jets in 2003. He did nab a career-high three picks last year for the champs.
Text: Kerry J. Byrne
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