The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Cleveland Browns Sunday at Heinz Field to close out their 2016 regular season and while it’s a meaningless game for the newly crowned AFC North champions, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is still unsure as to whether or not he’ll play in that contest.
“I don’t know, I haven’t heard yet,” Roethlisberger said Tuesday morning during his weekly interview on 93.7 The Fan.
The Steelers quarterback was then asked if he wants to play on Sunday against the Browns.
“As we all are this time of year, and the line’s played great and they’ve really kept me upright, if you can get a little bit of rest to head into a playoff time I would use the rest,” Roethlisberger said. “If coach wanted me to play, I would play, too, but if I could rest my old bone, the knees and the shoulders and stuff, I would take that rest as well.”
Since beating the Ravens, the Steelers offensive line has reportedly collectively said that they aren’t looking to rest this coming weekend against the Browns. With that said, it’s very likely that one or two of them will ultimately be held out of the game against the Browns with center Maurkice Pouncey leading that list.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin will hold his weekly press conference in about 30 minutes from now so perhaps he will indicate at that time what his plans are when it comes to who will or won’t play against the Browns.