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Roethlisberger Questionable, Pouncey Out for Monday

According to Dan Gigler of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,  Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey has been ruled out for Monday night’s game against the 49ers after suffering a high ankle sprain during last week’s win over the Browns. Starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been listed as questionable with a similar left high ankle sprain. If Roethlisberger is [...]

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Steelers: Pouncey out, Roethlisberger questionable for Monday

Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey has been ruled out of Monday night's game in San Francisco and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is questionable, both because of left high ankle sprains.

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Roethlisberger & Pouncey Questionable, Woodley Will Play

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Steelers coach Mike Tomlin declared both quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and center Maurkice Pouncey as questionable for Monday night’s game at San Francisco.

Both suffered grade 1 high-ankle sprains against Cleveland Thursday night in a 14-3 win. Pouncey said after Monday’s practice that he and Roethlisberger “will be fine,” but Tomlin made it clear that they’ll have to meet certain requirements in practice this week to be cleared to play.

“Maurkice Pouncey and Ben, both, are dealing with ankle sprains,” Tomlin said in his weekly press conference Tuesday. “They’ve worked tirelessly to get themselves back into playing shape, and we’ll see where the week takes us. I think you need to characterize their availability as questionable at this point.”

If Pouncey is unable to play, Doug Legursky will move to center and either Trai Essex or Chris Kemoeatu will slide in at guard.

Both Charlie Batch and Dennis Dixon are expected to take considerable snaps at quarterback this week in case Roethlisberger is unable to play.

“If (Roethlisberger is) going to play, he’s going to practice, at least that’s my approach to it,” said Tomlin. “I believe everybody who is going to participate is going to need physical repetitions.”

Other injury news:

  • Safety Troy Polamalu is dealing with a nagging hamstring injury and his participation in practice will determine his availability for Monday night.
  • Tomlin said he’s optimistic about wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders.
  • Ziggy Hood is dealing with a groin strain, but Tomlin said he “appears to be recovering nicely.” He and linebacker Lamarr Woodley are expected to play this week.
  • Rookie linebacker Chris Carter is listed as questionable with a hamstring injury.

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Four Starters to Start the Week as Questionable on Injury Report

With the official injury report due out Wednesday, there’s some early indications of who to watch for the Steelers heading into practice when it comes to injuries.

Starting QB Ben Roethlisberger will be listed as questionable (or 50/50 to play) due to his grade one ankle sprain. Strong safety Troy Polamalu (hamstring), outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley (hamstring) and center Maurkice Pouncey (high-ankle strain) will be evaluated throughout the week, and will all be listed as questionable.

“Under the circumstances with James Harrison, it would benefit us to have LaMarr Woodley,” Tomlin said. “The guys who are available to us are the guys we’ll work with. You lose guys because of injuries or a suspension, the standard is still the standard. We won’t blink in that regard.”

Also, linebacker Chris Carter (hamstring) is questionable. Tomlin said he’s confident that both wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (foot) and defensive end Ziggy Hood (groin strain) will participate in today’s practice.

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Bengals Dunlap Out, Nate Clements Questionable For Week 13

The Bengals announced DE Carlos Dunlap will miss Sunday's Week 13 match-up against Pittsburgh. CB Nate Clements is listed as Questionable, but did not practice Friday.

It's rare when a player doesn't practice on Friday but plays on Sunday.

Adam Jones and Kelly Jennings will likely be the starting corners if Clements cannot play. The Bengals secondary is depleted due to injuries. CB Leon Hall is out for the year after rupturing his Achilles tendon in Week 10. Clements, the other starting corner, typically moves inside to cover the slot receiver in their nickel package, leaving either inexperienced Brandon Ghee to assume the nickel role, or possibly having SS Chris Crocker move inside. Crocker, though, is also listed as questionable with a biceps injury.

This could be a significant advantage for the receiver-deep Steelers. Antonio Brown carved the Bengals up - Hall in particular - the last time these teams played, a 24-17 Steelers win. With QB Ben Roethlisberger's broken thumb seemingly not an obstacle, the Steelers may use the Bengals injuries as a reason to get back to throwing the deep ball - something they have not done in previous weeks.

The Steelers are expected to have C Maurkice Pouncey (illness), QB Ben Roethlisberger (thumb) and SS Troy Polamalu, all of whom either missed a practice or were limited this week. OLB LaMarr Woodley will play for the first time since Week 8. WR Arnaz Battle and OLB Chris Carter have been ruled out.



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