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Ben Roethlisberger practices fully, set to play Sunday

The Steelers aren’t sure if linebacker T.J. Watt will be able to play against the Bengals on Sunday, but they expect to have quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the lineup. Roethlisberger moved up to a full practice session on Friday and he did not get an injury designation on the team’s final injury report of the [more]

T.J. Watt: If I’m going to play, I’m going to play like I always do

Steelers edge rusher T.J. Watt had to exit last week’s loss to the Raiders with a groin injury, but there’s a chance he could be on the field for Sunday’s contest against the Bengals. Watt was a limited participant for Pittsburgh’s Wednesday and Thursday practices. And Watt said Friday that though dealing with groin injuries [more]

Report: NFL satisfied that nine of 11 taunting penalties were correct calls

The NFL has no immediate plans to modify enforcement of taunting. The coaches subcommittee wanted taunting as a point of emphasis this season. The Competition Committee agreed. Officials now are enforcing it. Officials have thrown 11 flags for taunting in two weeks, the same number of taunting fouls called in the entire 2020 season. Mike [more]

Trae Waynes returns to practice

At long last, cornerback Trae Waynes has participated in a regular-season practice for the Bengals. Waynes signed a free-agent deal with Cincinnati in March of 2020, but was placed on injured reserve with a season-ending pectoral injury before the season began. Then he suffered a hamstring injury in this year’s training camp that sidelined him [more]

Ben Roethlisberger returns to practice on limited basis

Ben Roethlisberger returned to practice Thursday as a limited participant. The Steelers quarterback missed Wednesday’s session with a pectoral injury. Roethlisberger played all 56 snaps despite the hit he took from Maxx Crosby that injured his left pectoral muscle. He vowed Wednesday to do “everything” he can to play Sunday against the Bengals. Cornerback Joe [more]

Ben Roethlisberger, Diontae Johnson did not practice Wednesday

Ben Roethlisberger did not practice Wednesday. That’s not unusual. The Steelers quarterback usually takes off Wednesdays on a Sunday game week. But this time, Roethlsiberger was listed with an injury. Coach Mike Tomlin revealed Tuesday that Roethlisberger injured his left pectoral muscle in Sunday’s loss to the Raiders. Roethlisberger vowed Wednesday to do “everything” he [more]

Ben Roethlisberger: I’m going to do everything I can to play against Cincinnati

Though quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffered an injury to his left pectoral muscle, he told reporters on Wednesday that he is “going to do everything I can” to play in the Week Three matchup against Cincinnati. Via Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Roethlisberger said the injury occurred in the first quarter of the Week Two [more]

Diontae Johnson’s knee “looking better, but not to be confused with great”

Steelers receiver Diontae Johnson injured a knee on the final play of Sunday’s loss to the Raiders. The injury won’t keep him out long term, but his status for his week is up in the air for now. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Johnson is improving. “He’s looking better, but not to be confused with [more]

Steelers sign Taco Charlton to their practice squad

It’s officially Taco Tuesday in Pittsburgh. The Steelers announced they’ve signed former first-round pick Taco Charlton to their practice squad. Charlton was most recently with the Chiefs, who released him in mid-August. Charlton appeared in Charlton started his career with the Cowboys, who selected him with the 28th overall pick in 2017. He appeared in [more]

Ben Roethlisberger has a pectoral injury

The Steelers, already dealing with an injury to the most important player on their defense, have an injury to the most important player on their offense. Coach Mike Tomlin told reporters on Tuesday that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has a pectoral injury, via Ed Bouchette of TheAthletic.com. Per Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Media, Tomlin added that [more]

49ers signing Jacques Patrick off Bengals practice squad

With more injury concerns, the 49ers poaching a running back from another team. According to multiple reports, San Francisco is signing Jacques Patrick off of Cincinnati’s practice squad. Patrick went undrafted in 2019 and ended up signing with the XFL, playing for the Tampa Bay Vipers. He was on the Bengals’ practice squad in 2020 [more]

Report: T.J. Watt has a chance to play this week

Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt left Sunday’s loss to the Raiders with a groin injury and didn’t return, but early word was that he avoided a major injury. Nothing has changed on that front and that could clear the path for Watt to be in the lineup against the Bengals in Week Three. Ian Rapoport of [more]

Report: Diontae Johnson did not suffer a serious knee injury on Sunday

Steelers receiver Diontae Johnson suffered a knee injury on the last play of the Steelers’ Week Two loss to the Raiders. But according to NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo, Johnson’s injury is not considered serious. Johnson’s status for Sundays’ Week Three matchup with the Bengals is to be determined, but the injury will not keep him [more]

Ja’Marr Chase matches a feat from 1976

In 1976, Vikings rookie receiver Sammy White had touchdown catches of 40 yards or longer in his first two NFL games. That hadn’t happen since then. Today, it did. Ja'Marr Chase of the Bengals, with a 42-yard touchdown catch at Chicago, became the first rookie receiver to do it since White, forty-five years ago. White [more]

It’s wait and see for T.J. Watt

Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt exited Sunday’s game with a groin injury. He didn’t return. It’s too early to know when he will. It’s not a major injury, we’re told, but it was enough to shut him down — and that takes a lot for Watt. It was a game the Steelers could have won, and [more]

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