Maybe the Steelers will rest their players in Week 16, after all.
Chuck Finder of CBS Sports reported Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger did not participate in th team's practice Thursday, intensifying the speculation that he will not play in Pittsburgh's Week 16 game Saturday against St. Louis. There is a walk-through closed to the media scheduled Friday.
Bires also said Offensive coordinator Bruce Arians suggested the expected promotion of RB John Clay may not even happen, thus leaving the Steelers with just two active running backs - Rashard Mendenhall and Isaac Redman.
As of Friday morning, the team has not announced any roster moves.
The Rams have the game's worst run defense, and it seems as if Mendenhall and Redman will be used extensively Saturday. Mendenhall bruised his ribs against San Francisco, but is expected to play.