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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger returned to practice on Wednesday and appears on track to return this weekend against San Diego.
Roethlisberger hasn't played since spraining his right shoulder and dislocating a rib in a 16-13 overtime victory over Kansas City on Nov. 12. He was limited in practice but coach Mike Tomlin was encouraged by Roethlisberger's performance.
Tomlin called it a ''positive'' day for his franchise quarterback but isn't quite ready to say Roethlisberger is ready to start against the reeling Chargers (4-8). Roethlisberger will throw again on Thursday and barring any setbacks he likely will be back in the lineup as Pittsburgh (7-5) tries to stay in the thick of the AFC playoff race.
The Steelers went 1-2 in Roethlisberger's absence, though the victory came in a rousing 23-20 win at rival Baltimore last Sunday behind veteran backup Charlie Batch.
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger talked to the media on Thursday and discussed how he has progressed so far in practice in regard to his injured rib and right shoulder.
The talk was prior to the team practicing on Thursday and the Steelers quarterback said that while pain is still an issue, arm strength was a bigger one. He was still holding out hope, however...
While Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was
able to return to practice this week he will not play this weekend against the
Baltimore Ravens, reports Albert Breer of NFL.com.
NFL.com's Albert Breer reports Roethlisberger will not play
against the Ravens on Sunday, according to a Steelers team source.
Roethlisberger is regaining strength in his right...
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger told reporters Thursday that he's still hurting from the sprained right shoulder and dislocated ribs that has forced him out of the previous two games. Though nothing is official, Roethlisberger didn't sound optimistic about his chances of playing Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens. "There's always a chance...
Steelers QB Big Ben Roethlisberger spoke to the media on Thursday and updated his status for Sunday’s game in Baltimore. He didn’t box himself in one way or the other, but did leave the door open just as Mike Tomlin mentioned earlier this week.
“Yeah, there’s always a chance. We’ll go out and re-evaluate it again today. See how it feels after today. I can play through...
The Steelers have had it rough the last couple of weeks, dropping two straight while the Cincinnati Bengals have closed the gap in the wildcard race. Ben Roethlisberger's status is still up in the air for this weekend's game against the Ravens, but even with another loss, the Steelers aren't in terrible shape in the playoff picture.
The Steelers have a couple of key...
Pittsburgh Steelers (6-5) at Baltimore Ravens (9-2)
2 weeks ago, the Steelers were riding high at 6-3, including a recent win over the Giants in New York and looked like they had a chance to take control of the division with a win at home against the then 7-2 Baltimore Ravens. However, Ben Roethlisberger got hurt late against Kansas City and has been unable to play in each of their...
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will miss his third consecutive game for the Steelers Sunday afternoon, according to the team’s injury report.
For the Steelers:
Out: OT Mike Adams (ankle), QB Byron Leftwich (ribs), QB Roethlisberger (right shoulder) and LB LaMarr Woodley (ankle)
Questionable: OT Willie Colon (knee) and WR Jerricho Cotchery (ribs)
Probable: WR Antonio Brown (ankle...
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was officially ruled out on the Friday injury report so that means that veteran Charlie Batch will be asked to do the unthinkable and beat the 9-2 Baltimore Ravens Sunday in their own backyard of M&T Stadium.
How big of task is it? The Ravens have won their last 16 games at home for starters and Batch has not beaten the Ravens...
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The odds still appear to favor Big Ben sitting out at least one more week with that rib injury, but he's a tough dude and this is a huge game against Baltimore. If by chance he's a game-time...
The Ravens will meet the Steelers for the second time in three weeks. The Steelers will be without high profile players Ben Roethlisberger and LaMarr Woodley, but get back safety Troy Polamalu.
Two weeks ago, the Ravens defeated Pittsburgh 13-10 at Heinz Field. I expect the same result, but a different score this time.
The Ravens haven’t lost a home game since Week 13 of the 2010...