View from Pittsburgh: Joe Haden’s return could be big factor vs. Patriots

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PITTSBURGH — On the day the Steelers officially called an end to Ryan Shazier's season, they got a glimmer of hope they might possibly get another key piece of their defense back for their biggest regular-season game of 2017.

Mike Tomlin said Tuesday injured cornerback Joe Haden will resume practicing this week as the Steelers (11-2) prepare to host the Patriots (10-3) Sunday at Heinz Field.