The Pittsburgh Steelers have completed their final practice of the week before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers travel North to Heinz Field for a 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff and their final injury report has some surprises on it.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who was limited in practice Friday for non-injury reasons, is listed as probable. Roethlisberger did say on his weekly radio show that he was still sore from the hit he took from Courtney Upshaw of the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2, but he hadn't been listed on the injury report or limited in practice until Friday.
At times, players who are limited in practice for non-injury reasons might be suffering from illness that has them under the weather and unable to to complete a full practice. Roethlisberger was unavailable for comment after practice.
If Roethlisberger should be unable to play, Bruce Gradkowski would be the starting quarterback against his former team.
Other than the Steelers' franchise quarterback appearing on the injury report, the other shock was offensive guard Ramon Foster being listed as questionable with an ankle injury that kept him out of the lineup against the Carolina Panthers in Week 3.
Foster practiced fully all week but was limited in practice Friday, which could point to a setback with his ankle injury. If Foster is unable to play, Cody Wallace would be making his second straight start at left guard.
Dri Archer (ankle), Darrius Heyward-Bey (illness), Brett Keisel (non-injury related), Troy Polamalu (non-injury related), Heath Miller (non-injury related) are all listed as probable on the team's injury report.
Ryan Shazier (knee) and Ike Taylor (broken arm) are out, as expected.