Legursky, Moore Ruled Out For Week 17, Roethlisberger, Pouncey, Woodley May Play

Chuck Finder of CBS Sports, among others, is reporting Steelers LG Doug Legursky and RB Mewelde Moore will not play in Pittsburgh's Week 17 game at Cleveland. The door is still open for QB Ben Roethlisberger, C Maurkice Pouncey, OLB LaMarr Woodley and WR Emmanuel Sanders.

That, of course, is subject to change as the week progresses. Tomlin indicated if they practice this week, they will play.

Tuesday is the players' day off during the week, practice starts Wednesday.

All four of them missed Pittsburgh's 27-0 Week 16 win over St. Louis. It was the first game Roethlisberger missed this year. Woodley has been sidelined for most of Pittsburgh's last seven games, seeing very little time against Cincinnati in Week 11, but a good amount of snaps in Week 15. Pouncey missed most of Week 13 with a virus, and all of Weeks 15 and 16 with a high ankle sprain.

Sanders has been plagued with a foot injury since training camp, has missed five games this year, including the last three in a row.

With Pouncey out, the Steelers shifted Legursky to center, and Trai Essex to left guard. When Legursky went down, Essex moved to center, and Chris Kemoeatu replaced Essex at left guard. If Pouncey is able to play, he'll move back to center, and Essex would start at left guard.

Pittsburgh doesn't get the luxury of waiting to see if Baltimore defeats Cincinnati. If the Ravens win, they clinch the AFC North and at least the 2nd seed in the AFC Playoffs. If that was the case, Pittsburgh - who will either win the division or be the 5th seed - would play a meaningless game. That would give them a chance to play some reserve players. But since both the Steelers and Ravens play at the same time, the decision on whether to sit or play them becomes a bit more complicated.

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