The Pittsburgh Steelers have kept their lips sealed in regards to Ben Roethlisberger and his availability for the Week 10 game against AFC North rival Cleveland Browns. Mike Tomlin said the door would be "ajar" for Roethlisberger to be in the lineup, and the trend continued Friday as Roethlisberger was officially labeled as questionable heading into Sunday.
The tag of "questionable" typically equates to a 50-50 chance of a player dressing for the particular game ahead. Roethlisberger has spoken openly about feeling better than expected, but it seems likely Landry Jones will be the quarterback under center when the ball is kicked off at 1:00 p.m. EDT Sunday.
Roethlisberger wasn't the only injury of note for the Steelers heading into the weekend.
Status report for @Steelers (Part 1): Spaeth, Garvin, Harrison, Shamarko are out; Ben is questionable— Bob Labriola (@BobLabriola) November 13, 2015
Status report for @Steelers (Part 2): Shazier, DeAngelo, Heath, WJohnson, Gilbert, Pead, McLendon, DHB are all probable— Bob Labriola (@BobLabriola) November 13, 2015
With James Harrison, Shamarko Thomas, Matt Spaeth and Terence Garvin all out of the lineup, there will be holes to fill on the team's roster in a multitude of positions.
Harrison missing the game will mean Jarvis Jones will see more snaps than usual, and Arthur Moats will likely bounce back and forth from left OLB to right OLB.
There was good news on the injury front, and that would come in the form of Ryan Shazier, DeAngelo Williams, Heath Miller, Will Johnson, Marcus Gilbert, Isaiah Pead, Steve McLendon and Darrius Heyward-Bey are all listed as probable and will likely play Sunday barring a setback.
The Steelers are looking to beat the Browns at home, and advance their record to 6-4 heading into the bye week before traveling to Seattle to play the Seahawks in Week 12.