Duce has a knee problem

Steelers RB Duce Staley will undergo an MRI to determine why his knee has been swelling so much during practice this past week. Hopefully, the Steelers don’t have a Stephen Davis-like problem on their hands.

This seems like it would it be a bad situation for the Steelers, since Staley is the lead workhorse among Pittsburgh running backs, and Jerome Bettis will fade badly down the stretch if he’s forced into action this early in the season. Yet strangely enough, I’m not all that worried about this predicament.

The reason? Willie Parker. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again — if Willie Parker stays healthy and gets the ball and the spotlight, stand back. Eyes will be opened, people.

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