Originally posted on Sports-Glory  |  Last updated 12/2/12

According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com Pittsburgh Steelers players are frustrated with Ben Roethlisberger for not pushing himself harder to practice more this week so he could play Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens.   Roethlisberger was medically cleared to do as much as he could this week, but only threw the ball around on the sidelines.   From CBSSPorts.com: On Friday, with Roethlisberger having yet to perform much in practice, coach Mike Tomlin informed Roethlisberger he would have to practice fully Friday to play, sources said. Otherwise, he would be ruled out on that day's injury report. In the past, some injury situations with Roethlisberger have lingered into the weekend, complicating preparations for the fill-in starter. In 2009, for instance, in an eventual loss at Baltimore, backup Dennis Dixon was not certain he would be starting until the day before the game. Tomlin wanted to avoid such a situation here. Roethlisberger has told some he was unable to throw the ball, but sources said he was not being held back by team doctors and was given clearance to practice fully. This is not the first time there has been something of a disconnect between Roethlisberger and the team over a medical situation. He previously talked about a potentially life-threatening rib injury but has been listed on the injury report only with a right shoulder problem. The two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback's cautious approach to a return has led to frustration among some teammates, given the Steelers' 6-5 record and tenuous place in the playoff race. But the issue is not expected to be major going forward. The current expectation is that Roethlisberger will do more in practice this week and play in Week 14, against the Chargers at home. Charlie Batch will get the start for Sunday's vital game against the Ravens.  He is backed up by newcomer Brian Hoyer, who could see some playing time if Batch struggles Sunday as he did last week against Cleveland.

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