Posted December 12, 2011 on AP on Fox
Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says injured quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and center Maurkice Pouncey have a ''shot'' to play in the regular-season finale against Cleveland. Both players sat out last Saturday's 27-0 victory over St. Louis with high ankle sprains. Veteran Charlie Batch passed for 208 yards in place of Roethlisberger, while a series of injuries forced Trai Essex to take snaps at center for the first time. Tomlin praised the play of the backups but wouldn't rule out Roethlisberger or Pouncey against the struggling Browns (4-11). Pittsburgh (11-4) can win the AFC North with a win and a loss by Baltimore. The Steelers can win the North and be the top seed in the AFC if they beat the Browns combined with losses by the Ravens and Patriots.

Steelers QB Roethlisberger wearing walking boot

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger watched practice on Wednesday wearing a walking boot as opposed to cleats. Roethlisberger was brandishing a noticeable limp after suffering a high ankle sprain late in the first half of Thursday's 14-3 win over the AFC North rival Cleveland Browns. He was able to return and play the entire second half. Backups Charlie Batch...

Ben Roethlisberger Remains In Top 10 Of Latest Pro Bowl Voting Results

There are just 5 days left in the 2011 Pro Bowl voting and the latest update of votes shows that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace has fallen out of the top 10 since we last updated on December 1st. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger remains in the top 10, but has slipped down to 10th place in overall votes with 745,835. Center Maurkice Pouncey still leads the AFC center...

Tomlin optimistic Big Ben can prep for 49ers on limited reps

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin considers Ben Roethlisbeger day to day this week as he recovers from a left ankle injury, but knows his quarterback won't need much practice time to play against the 49ers.

Big Ben Has High-Ankle Sprain

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 high-ankle sprain, according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Fantasy Spin: Roethlisberger is among the toughest warriors in the NFL and has the least severe level of high-ankle sprain, so we will give him good odds of being able to lead the Steelers into battle for Week 15 at San Francisco.

The Terrible Podcast – Steelers Week 14 Odds & Ends Talk Episode

Season 2, Episode 55 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and have a little shorter show than normal, but do cram quite a bit of talk in the 30 plus minutes. We start with some recent injury updates today on quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and Maurkice Pouncey and how it looks like both are trending towards playing next Monday night against the San Francisco 49ers. We caution...

Roethlisberger misses practice, may sit vs. 49ers

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's sprained left ankle remained in a walking boot on Wednesday, and backups Charlie Batch and Dennis Dixon are preparing as if they'll play on Monday night in San Francisco.

Steelers could lose 2 key players for 49ers game

With quarterback Ben Roethlisberger already in a walking boot, news broke Tuesday that Pittsburgh linebacker James Harrison probably will be on an unplanned pre-Christmas vacation when the Steelers visit the 49ers on...

Roethlisberger skips practice, rests injured ankle

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger watched practice on Wednesday to rest his sprained left ankle, and backups Charlie Batch and Dennis Dixon say they are preparing to play next Monday against San Francisco.

Roethlisberger Listed As ‘Questionable,’ But Will He Still Play?

Dude, this one might have hurt just a little too much.... “If we lose guys due to suspension or injury, the standard is still the standard. We won’t blink in that regard. We’ve been very consistent in that area.” Those words from Mike Tomlin have been stated time and time again when the Steelers have faced injuries as an adversary since his tenure as head coach.  Classy...

Steelers' Mike Tomlin backs James Harrison suspension

Steelers linebacker James Harrison appealed a one-game suspension the NFL handed down Tuesday, but his case...

Heath Miller tied for 5th in Steelers all time receiving

When Ben Roethlisberger is scrambling around and in trouble on the field he relies heavily on the sure hands of tight end Heath Miller.  Miller has now past a pretty significant milestone, he now sits tied for 5th place on the Steelers all time receptions list.  He has tied the other tight end high on the list, Elbie Nickel.  Heath’s next reception will place him as the most...

Starkey: Big Ben’s Magnificent Seven

I'm not sure many have thrived amid the sort of year-in, year-out punishment Ben Roethlisberger endures, largely on account of his swashbuckler style. He has now been sacked 309 times (career, not this season). Yet, he refuses to alter his approach.

5 Football Head Coaches That Could Still Lace 'Em Up And Play

Football coaches are often cultivated from former players, whether a lack of talent or an injury led to a life in coaching. Still other had very successful playing careers and moved up through the ranks as an assistant to earn their coaching stripes. There are plenty out there that look like they could take a field and perform at a high level, whether they did so or not when they...

Steelers' LB Harrison suspended in advance of meeting vs. 49ers

With quarterback Ben Roethlisberger already in a walking boot, news broke this morning that Pittsburgh linebacker James Harrison will likely be on an unplanned pre-Christmas vacation when the Steelers visit the 49ers on Monday night. The NFL has suspended Harrison one game without pay for his...
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