The Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs are both releasing their final injury reports Friday after their individual workouts conclude, and the Steelers most notable name on the list is Ben Roethlisberger.
Status report for @Steelers: WAllen, Tuitt, Vick are out; CAllen, Roethlisberger are questionable; everyone else is probable.— Bob Labriola (@BobLabriola) October 23, 2015
Roethlisberger has been listed as questionable, along with Cortez Allen (knee), for the game Sunday. The "questionable" tag normally gives a player a 50-50 chance of playing in the upcoming game, but more than not equates to the team not playing that particular player.
Reports from Friday's practice were Landry Jones getting all of the team's first team repetitions, and Tyler Murphy seeing the most snaps at quarterback since training camp. This could not only mean the team is planning on starting Landry Jones, but also elevating Murphy from the practice squad to be the emergency quarterback if something were to happen to Jones. Either way you cut it, it doesn't seem Roethlisberger will be making his return to the field this Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.
If the team decides to elevate Murphy from their practice squad, they will have to do so by 4:00 p.m. EDT Saturday to make room for him on the active roster.
Also listed on the injury report were Will Allen (ankle), Mike Vick (hamstring) and Stephon Tuitt (knee) all ruled out this Sunday. The loss of Tuitt will result in Cam Thomas being elevated into the starting position, and L.T. Walton seeing more snaps on Sunday. Will Allen sitting out will result in Robert Golden's second consecutive start at safety along side Mike Mitchell.
Any other player who missed practice for any number of reasons this week are listed as probable. Those include: Antwon Blake (thumb), Ryan Shazier (shoulder) and Jarvis Jones (hip).
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