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Steelers Injury Report: Ben Roethlisberger finally throws at practice, listed as questionable vs. Broncos

The Pittsburgh Steelers executed their plan to a 'T' with Ben Roethlisberger and his participation in practice. Roethlisberger was a full participant Friday and is officially listed as questionable. Check out the entire injury report.

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The NFL mandates NFL teams release their final injury report Friday before a Sunday game, and the Pittsburgh Steelers have done just that as they prepare to travel to Colorado to play the Denver Broncos in the AFC Divisional game.

There were many questions regarding the Steelers' offensive injuries, and some have already been resolved. Both DeAngelo Williams (foot/ankle) and Antonio Brown (concussion) have been ruled out for the upcoming game in Mile High, but the biggest question resides with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

The franchise signal caller, who has a slightly separated shoulder from a hit he took from Vontaze Burfict in the AFC Wild Card game, was a full participant in practice Friday, and finally threw the football in practice for the first time since the game last Saturday night.

Roethlisberger is officially listed as questionable, but Mike Tomlin reiterated after practice his participation will largely be based on how he feels after the initial workout Friday and throwing the football. WR Martavis Bryant stated Roethlisberger was able to throw the entire route tree, which is good news for fans wondering if their quarterback will be able to make all the throws in the biggest game of the season to date.

Other notable injury news has Will Johnson (hamstring) as questionable, Robert Golden (shoulder), Vince Williams (hamstring), Cameron Heyward (back) and Ryan Shazier (knee) all officially listed as probable. For those who don't know, the designation of 'doubtful' typically means a player has a 25-percent chance of playing, 'questionable' means 50-percent chance and 'probable' means a 75-percent chance of playing.

Roethlisberger could be a game-time decision, and it could come down to pre-game warm ups for the 4:40 p.m. EDT kickoff in Denver.