PITTSBURGH -- Jordan Dangerfield had been playing in the obscure FXFL before the Pittsburgh Steelers signed him to their practice squad this week.
Now it looks like the former Brooklyn Bolts safety will play in his first NFL game.
The lack of bodies behind starting free safety Mike Mitchell and strong safety Will Allen, who will fill in for Polamalu, makes it likely that the Steelers sign Dangerfield from the practice squad to provide depth and also play special teams.
Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was limited in practice because of a hamstring injury, though he is listed as probable for Sunday along with starting outside linebacker Jason Worilds (abdomen).
Worilds has practiced the past two days after sitting out drills on Wednesday.
My guess is the Steelers waive Ventrone with the intention of bringing him back and sign Dangerfield from the practice squad.
I think Brown would get the nod over McCullers as far as getting a helmet on Sunday, because he can fill in on special teams if needed.