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DeAngelo Williams and Fitz Toussaint might split carries for Steelers-Browns

DeAngelo Williams could see his most significant action on Sunday since getting 32 carries in Week 2. Jasen Vinlove/USA TODAY Sports

PITTSBURGH -- With Le'Veon Bell resting for the playoffs, the Pittsburgh Steelers' Week 17 game plan includes running backs DeAngelo Williams and Fitz Toussaint in significant roles.

The Cleveland Browns will see both backs, and Williams -- who's missed most of the last eight weeks with a knee injury -- could very well be the first back on the field.

Though exact workloads aren't official, don't be surprised if the two backs split carries.

"It'd be good to get back out there and get some burn," Williams said.

Williams said he doesn't need a playoff tune-up after 11 years in the league, but he's a threat to score this week. The Steelers trust him at the goal line. He has 14 rushing scores in his last 24 games. And the Browns' porous run defense has allowed 17 touchdowns this season.

Don't expect 20 carries out of Williams, but the Steelers want to get him in a good rhythm to finish out the season.