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Mike Tomlin called an impromptu Wednesday press conference to give his opinion on the status of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. One viable reason for that could have to do with a report CBS Sports ran Sunday before the Steelers Week 14 game with a bit of misinformation.

Kirby Lee-US PRESSWIRE

Tribune-Review reporter Mark Kaboly raised an interesting point Wednesday in regards to a rare Wednesday afternoon press conference.

Could Steelers coach Mike Tomlin have called the pressure not coincidentally at the same time Ben Roethlisberger was available to meet with the media in order to set the record straight before Roethlisberger had a chance to talk?

Before the Steelers' Week 13 game against Baltimore, CBS Sports ran a report suggesting Roethlisberger could have practiced Friday before the game and had the green light to play.

We speculated the message was lost in translation and the source CBS Sports used lost the context in which the message was originally delivered.

Tomlin was having none of that.

Roethlisberger delivered the practices Wednesday, and Tomlin delivered the message that all signs are pointing toward him playing against San Diego Sunday.

No interceptions, no fumbled messages, no pregame losses of context.

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