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No practice for Roethlisberger Wednesday

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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Tuesday that the plan was to take his right shoulder injury “day-by-day” as the team moves closer to Sunday’s game against the Broncos and that he hoped to get some practice time in on Wednesday.

According to the team’s injury report, that didn’t happen. Roethlisberger was listed as out for Wednesday’s session, the first of the week for the Steelers, and told Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that he did not throw at all.

Roethlisberger had plenty of company on the sideline. Wide receiver Antonio Brown did not practice, which suggests he’s still in the early stages of the concussion protocol. He’ll have to be cleared through all stages of it before he’s given the green light to play on Sunday. Running back DeAngelo Williams also remained out and the odds are that he’ll miss another game with the foot/ankle injury he suffered in Week 17.

On the defensive side, linebacker Ryan Shazier and defensive end Cam Heyward did not practice. Shazier was listed with a knee injury while a back issue landed Heyward on the list. There’s been no talk of either player being at risk of missing Sunday’s game, although that could change if they are out again Thursday.

 

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31 Responses to “No practice for Roethlisberger Wednesday”
  1. arwiv says: Jan 13, 2016 5:04 PM

    Ben will play and be ineffective….and it wont matter because Brown isnt playing. They’ll be singing Burfict’s praises in Denver for years to come.

  2. auburnfan2013 says: Jan 13, 2016 5:06 PM

    Should have earned a bye

  3. steelcurtainn says: Jan 13, 2016 5:11 PM

    Denvers been rested, at home and favored. The steelers are injured. What happens if the steelers win. Can’t wait to hear the excuses then.

  4. headin4seven says: Jan 13, 2016 5:11 PM

    AFC North is the most physical conference in the league (3 of 4 teams anyways). Staying healthy is not easy when these teams have to play each other, especially in the playoffs. Well, at least it keeps things interesting…

  5. pointtwopsiistheissue says: Jan 13, 2016 5:19 PM

    maybe Manning can give Big Ben some of his “wife’s” HGH!!

  6. bleck5 says: Jan 13, 2016 5:25 PM

    I still have a feeling Denver will lose. Peyton Manning will throw at least two picks. I see a similar score to the game last year where they lost to the Colts.

  7. bradyakagod says: Jan 13, 2016 5:28 PM

    He wants to blame the injury in case the steelers lose but also be looked like a tough guy if he plays and wins with it. In other words he wants to have his cake and eat it to.

  8. ampatsisahypocrite says: Jan 13, 2016 5:30 PM

    arwiv says:
    Jan 13, 2016 5:04 PM
    Ben will play and be ineffective….and it wont matter because Brown isnt playing. They’ll be singing Burfict’s praises in Denver for years to come.
    ——————————————

    Yep, Burfict takes out both Ben (knee shot to the shoulder while he’s laying on the turf) and Brown (head shot deluxe) in one game. No doubt the football fans outside Denver will be singing his praises watching Landry Jones and Heyward-Bey ‘cuz that’s quality football, woo hoo!

  9. tdubdizzle says: Jan 13, 2016 5:30 PM

    The Steelers season ended last week. The Broncos are about to FINISH THEM. (Mortal Kombat voice)

  10. stopsignhank says: Jan 13, 2016 5:34 PM

    Ben will play and be ineffective….and it wont matter because Brown isnt playing. They’ll be singing Burfict’s praises in Denver for years to come.
    _____________________________

    Except that Burfict knocked his own team out of the playoffs first.

  11. draculalambert says: Jan 13, 2016 5:44 PM

    relaxing game Sunday for us Steeler fans…we now have a built in excuse if we lose…sure, most teams have injuries but w Ben seriouly hurt, no Bell and A Brown veru dinged, we have a legit excuse.

    if we win, GREAT! If we lose, well, look at the injuries.

  12. whywerule says: Jan 13, 2016 5:47 PM

    Ben apparently discovered a zit forming on his nose.

    That zit could keep the super tough Ben out for months.

  13. mrmcdougle says: Jan 13, 2016 5:55 PM

    Big Ben played through ‘broken toes’ before. I’m sure he’ll gut this one out.

  14. floratiotime says: Jan 13, 2016 6:02 PM

    Drama boy will play.

  15. srrphoenix says: Jan 13, 2016 6:03 PM

    maybe Manning can give Big Ben some of his “wife’s” HGH!!

    ——————————————————————-
    This is new and original.

  16. easyeintennessee says: Jan 13, 2016 6:05 PM

    Since the Steelers couldn’t have gotten more lucky to win, it’s only fitting we take the down with us. ‘Bungles’ cleaned some clocks on Saturday. Come have a seat on the couch with us.

  17. fumblenuts says: Jan 13, 2016 6:06 PM

    If he wasn’t on the Steelers I would think he is Heavy and Homeless…….

  18. Deb says: Jan 13, 2016 6:08 PM

    Yeah, yeah, yeah … Ben said his toes were broken and Cowher said they weren’t.

    But we all saw him play with a broken nose (from a head shot the ref–who’ll be calling this week’s game in Denver–refused to flag). He came back immediately after an emergency appendectomy–not the wisest move. He came back too fast from a serious motorcycle accident. He played with a high ankle sprain when he shouldn’t have. He’s played with broken ribs. He’s played with a separated shoulder. Yes, he’s something of a drama queen … but the toughness is real.

    I doubt he’ll pull another rabbit out of his hat with his throwing ability limited and both Brown and Williams likely out. But at least the Bengals playoff losing streak continues. We must be grateful for the little things.

  19. dwoofer says: Jan 13, 2016 6:08 PM

    Reminds me of the Super Bowl against the Packers where he limped and hobbled on his ankle after one play, and on the next he was running full speed down the field with no problem.

  20. mborz says: Jan 13, 2016 6:14 PM

    easyeintennessee says:
    Jan 13, 2016 6:05 PM

    Since the Steelers couldn’t have gotten more lucky to win, it’s only fitting we take the down with us. ‘Bungles’ cleaned some clocks on Saturday. Come have a seat on the couch with us.

    ——————————-

    Lucky? The Steelers didn’t get lucky with that win, the gracious Bengals gave it to them in one of the most multifaceted meltdowns in the history of the sport.

    So thanks Bengals, even if it is just for one more week.

    Thanks Hill! Thanks Burfict! Thanks Jones! Thanks Marvin! You guys rock!

  21. plum54 says: Jan 13, 2016 6:38 PM

    The Broncos should be thanking Cincy for knocking out 2 key players. Denver now has a Huge advantage .
    Hopefully that HGH is still working for Manning too.

  22. Moudabo says: Jan 13, 2016 6:59 PM

    Is Roethlisberger purposely exaggerating about his injury?

    I don’t think so.
    I believe it has been acknowledged that he suffered
    an AC joint sprain – ie. torn ligaments in his shoulder.
    He is not throwing in practice, and taking it day
    by day, hoping it will improve somewhat.

    The article states that he has been overly open about
    his injuries, so I`d be curious to hear on what basis or
    information one would question the veracity of these reports.
    Is it common that players exaggerate their injuries? or is it
    just in this particular case?

    I’m in an office pool and have an interest in this weekends
    games, so plz share more of your insight or inside information
    on why you believe Roethlisberger may be ‘exaggerating’ it.
    I always thought he was kind of tough. thnx

  23. BroncosCheatedTheSalaryCap says: Jan 13, 2016 7:05 PM

    Roethlisberger may not play well but at least he’s not a cheat like the other QB. Sorry, truth hurts.

  24. beauregard says: Jan 13, 2016 7:11 PM

    The Broncos should be thanking Cincy for knocking out 2 key players. Denver now has a Huge advantage .
    Hopefully that HGH is still working for Manning too.
    ———————
    Denver has huge advantages beyond Cincy beating up on the Steelers. Bye week, home field, #1 defense.. the list goes on and on.

    Steeler fan dogging Denver about HGH? On top of being way lame, it ignores the fact that all four Steeler Super Bowls were fueled by rampant steroid use. Mr.Pot, meet Mr. Kettle.

    Denver 34-10
    GO BRONCOS!

  25. plum54 says: Jan 13, 2016 7:39 PM

    Beauregard- guess you forgot the fact that in 2004 Denver was fined nearly a million dollars for the second time in 3 years & lost a third round draft pick because of salary cap violations between 1996-1998.
    Al Davis contended that the Broncos circumvention of the salary cap helped them win the super bowl in 97 and 98.
    This year you have a QB who had a banned substance sent to his house. Smells funny to me.

  26. mmack66 says: Jan 13, 2016 8:09 PM

    Moudabo says:
    Jan 13, 2016 6:59 PM

    Is Roethlisberger purposely exaggerating about his injury?

    I don’t think so.
    I believe it has been acknowledged that he suffered
    an AC joint sprain – ie. torn ligaments in his shoulder.
    He is not throwing in practice, and taking it day
    by day, hoping it will improve somewhat.

    The article states that he has been overly open about
    his injuries, so I`d be curious to hear on what basis or
    information one would question the veracity of these reports.
    Is it common that players exaggerate their injuries? or is it
    just in this particular case?

    I’m in an office pool and have an interest in this weekends
    games, so plz share more of your insight or inside information
    on why you believe Roethlisberger may be ‘exaggerating’ it.
    I always thought he was kind of tough. thnx
    ———————————–

    He got carted off of the field after a shoulder injury.

    That is the exact opposite of tough.

  27. aquibtalibedoutoftheseason says: Jan 13, 2016 10:50 PM

    Look, you can bank on it..Broncos 34 Steelers 13..and that is taking it EASY on the Steelers..10 of those garbage points for the Steelers will be the last 3 minutes of the game..Denver’s only semi decent matchup is KC, who will probably be coming to Denver next week..I would prefer New England, but that is too easy..

  28. beauregard says: Jan 13, 2016 10:51 PM

    Plum54- “Al Davis contended”…Wow, that sounds like an airtight inditement! LOL! And some rag no one ever gave sports credence to says a substance was sent to a home.
    Wow, is that all you got? LAME

    Denver 34-10
    GO BRONCOS

  29. coltcountrysteelerfan says: Jan 14, 2016 12:50 AM

    A couple of thoughts for you Bengal fans:

    Watching turning point on NBCSN, it looked as tho Nelson was going over to talk trash after he ran into Munchak, Munchak looked like he was going to stop him and got some hair…go watch the replay.

    After the Shazier hit, Hill(who had no business being on the field)went up to the Steelers at midfield and cussed them out…Bengals bench mostly cleared including coaches. Also after the hit, Burfict says to the camera, “they want a wrestling match, I am going to give them one”(paraphrased a bit)and a few plays later Ben gets hurt and Burfict is driving a knee into Ben’s elbow.

    Burfict targeted Brown’s head, perfect example of a penalty. Proceeded to get in the refs face about the call…could’ve been another foul. Porter was checking on Brown, and while he was talked to the ref the Bengals pulled him into a circle and was shoving him….Jones made contact with a ref presumably trying to go after Porter.

    But hey, the Bengals tried their best to knock the Steelers out of the playoffs the week after playing them 2 years in a row…worked last year, will see if it worked this year.

    Stay classy Cincinnati.

  30. coltcountrysteelerfan says: Jan 14, 2016 1:00 AM

    Mmack66, it’s not uncommon to get carted to the back for nonleg injuries. Walking would still hurt a shoulder if they were rushing to the X-ray, the cart would be a smoother, quicker trip.

  31. danrooneyii says: Jan 14, 2016 7:04 AM

    Steelers havent won a playoff game since being outed by Tim Tebow!!! Hehehehee

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