The Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t a healthy team at a few key positions as they prepare to play the Denver Broncos in the AFC Divisional Round of the playoffs and head coach Mike Tomlin rattled off the injury report Tuesday during his weekly press conference.
Tomlin said that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (shoulder) has a chance to play Sunday after suffering a right shoulder injury late in the win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Tomlin said team will manage him day-to-day this week and that he would probably be limited on Wednesday. In case Roethlisberger can’t play Sunday, backup Landry Jones will get extra reps this week in practice in hopes that he’ll play better than he did Saturday night if called upon.
Tomlin wouldn’t confirm whether or not Roethlisberger suffered torn ligaments in his shoulder even though the quarterback said as much Tuesday morning during his weekly radio interview.
Tomlin said running back DeAngelo Williams (foot) is currently on the “outside looking in” when it comes to playing Sunday in Denver and that he’ll leave the light on for him just in case. Williams sat out the game against the Bengals.
As far as wide receiver Antonio Brown (concussion) goes, Tomlin said he is still in concussion protocol and that he has no update and that team will respect the process. He said he’s hopeful Brown will play Sunday.
Other injured players, linebacker Vince Williams (hamstring), fullback Will Johnson (hamstring) and safety Robert Golden (shoulder) all have a chance to play against the Broncos, according to Tomlin.