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| Steelers' QB Sunday remains unclear -- Fri Nov 13 4:30 pm --|
Roethlisberger listed as questionable
|Who is playing quarterback this Sunday in this Steelers-Browns matchup? No, seriously? While the Browns intend on locking down that information for strategic reasons, the Steelers are still dealing with an injury situation. Ben Roethlisberger shed a walking boot on his sprained left foot earlier this week, but according to the team's public relations staff, Roethlisberger is questionable. He was limited during Friday's practice. Pittsburgh's insistence on not declaring Roethlisberger out could have been the kickstarter for this weekend of intrigue, although Roethlisberger has made a career of healing fast when the outlook is grim. The good news is that backup Landry Jones can play well enough to win. On the season he's hit on almost 60 percent of his passes and has a 3-2 TD to INT ratio. Against an opportunistic, but porous Browns defense this weekend, he could fare quite well. Of course, at 5-4 Pittsburgh would prefer the sure thing. Whether or not they'll get lucky remains to be seen. (NFL.com)|
FF Today's Take: This one is likely to be a gametime decision. With the Steelers set to kick off early, this will allow Roethlisberger owners to insert him into their lineups if he gets the green light.
| Ben Roethlisberger to be inactive, Jones to start -- Sun Oct 25 11:30 am --|
Mike Tomlin confirms
|Ben Roethlisberger did just enough this week to raise some suspicions, but the Steelers arenít ready to put him back on the field yet.
The Steelers just announced that during a taped pre-game interview with CBS, that Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Roethlisberger would be inactive today against the Chiefs and that Landry Jones would get the start.
FF Today's Take: The Steelers waited as long as they could but it they'll go with the inexperienced Jones at quarterback against the Chiefs today. Big Ben will have a better chance to start in Week 8.
| Big Ben upgraded to questionable -- Fri Oct 23 6:20 pm --|
Roethlisberger has been out since week 3
|The Steelers left open the possibility that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger could return to action Sunday for their game at Kansas City after a three-game absence. Roethlisberger was listed as questionable on Friday's injury report after being a limited participant in practice for a third straight day. He has been out since straining the MCL in his left knee Sept. 27 in a win at St. Louis. Roethlisberger is wearing a knee brace to stabilize the sprain. Backup quarterback Mike Vick was ruled out. He strained his right hamstring Sunday in a victory over Arizona and did not practice all week. Third-string quarterback Landry Jones replaced Vick in the third quarter, rallied the Steelers to the win and is the presumptive starter this week for Pittsburgh (4-2). Players have said Roethlisberger has looked crisp at practice this week, but the team is preparing Jones with first-team reps. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Unless you hear otherwise leading up to Sunday's game, expect Roethlisberger to sit out in favour of Landry Jones, who performed admirably last week in his first real NFL action. While Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant won't have the value they would with Roethlisberger at the helm, having Jones under center increases their value more than having Vick at QB.