Monday, November 16, 2015, 7:59am
Manziel learned from the things he didn’t do in the loss to Cincinnati, adjusted and threw for 372 yards against Pittsburgh, just seven fewer than Ben Roethlisberger.
Manziel’s team didn’t win, and the Browns scored just nine points. But when it came to operating the Browns offense, standing in the pocket and making throws, this was a different Manziel than the Browns had seen previously.
“If you just look at it individually I thought he took a big step forward,” coach Mike Pettine said.
Another bit of good news was Manziel connected with TE Gary Barnidge this week, something that had fantasy owners worried when Barnidge caught just two passes for 35 yards in Week 9.
Friday, November 13, 2015, 6:45pm
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (foot, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 10. Roethlisberger is expected to miss this week and return after Pittsburgh’s Week 11 bye, but he has shed his walking boot and is ahead of schedule in his recovery. It’s not inconceivable that he could start against the Browns, though we believe the team will roll with Jones and let Roethlisberger heal. Jason La Canfora categorized Roethlisberger’s chances of playing as “unlikely.” The Steelers kick off early on Sunday.
Friday, November 13, 2015, 6:45pm
Steelers TE Heath Miller (not injury related, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 10. Miller will be good to go for Week 10, but he’s not a solid fantasy option with Ben Roethlisberger likely sidelined.
Thursday, November 12, 2015, 6:09pm
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (foot) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Roethlisberger is expected to miss this week and return after Pittsburgh’s Week 11 bye, but he has shed his walking boot and is ahead of schedule in his recovery. It’s not inconceivable that he could start against the Browns, though we believe the team will roll with Jones and let Roethlisberger heal. Jason La Canfora categorized Roethlisberger’s chances of playing as “unlikely.”
Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 6:46pm
Roethlisberger isn’t ready to say that he’ll be out that long, however. In fact, Roethlisberger isn’t even willing to say that he’ll miss this Sunday’s game against the Browns.
“The [Week 11] bye will come at a good time, but I’m not even going to rule myself out this week,” Roethlisberger said on “The Cook and Poni Show” on 93.7 The Fan. “I’m going to take it one day at a time. … I can walk on it. I’m not running around or anything but the smart thing to do, from what doc has told me and the trainers is just to kinda keep ice on it and get the swelling out and just kind of rest it, let it heal.”
As the story said, the closing part of Roethlisberger’s comments are less hopeful about his ability to play against Cleveland than the opening, which will leave this week’s practices to provide more of an idea if there’s a possibility that he’ll be in the lineup. With the bye in Week 11, it only makes sense the Steelers try to pull out a win without Ben against Cleveland, giving the QB a couple of extra weeks of rest before Week 12.
Big Ben suffered a mid-foot sprain during the Steelers' 38-35 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, a source briefed on the injury told NFL Media's Albert Breer. He is expected to miss at least a few weeks because of the injury. The Steelers' timely Week 11 bye will help lessen the sting of Roethlisberger's latest injury. They host the Browns in Week 10, with backup Landry Jones likely to start.
Roethlisberger was carted off the field after suffering the injury on a sack midway through the fourth quarter of Sunday's game. He was helped off the field and eventually was transported on a cart to the locker room. He was unable to put any pressure on his foot after the injury and was taken to a local hospital.
Roethlisberger was scheduled to undergo an MRI on Sunday, coach Mike Tomlin announced.
Big Ben was starting to show the potential of this offense as the Steelers were racking up yards against the Raiders, especially WR Antonio Brown who was again a top target. As the story said, the Week 11 bye comes at a great time for Ben and the Steelers. It's very likely Jones starts in Week 10 meaning Week 12's game would mark three weeks after the injury. Ben and the Steelers play the Seahawks Week 12 on the road.
Friday, November 6, 2015, 6:19pm
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Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 6:02pm
Ben Roethlisberger is “pretty sore” following Sunday's game against the Bengals — his first one since suffering a knee injury a month ago that kept him out of four games — but he said that his knee held up fine.
“You know what, I am pretty sore, pretty beat up, I am not going to lie,” Roethlisberger said during his weekly segment on KDKA-FM on Tuesday. “It was a rough one yesterday. I am feeling a little better today. I don't think it is no worse for the wear structurally or anything like that. I think it is just bruises and typical inflammation and pains after a physical football game. I think tomorrow I will start to feel a little better again.”
During his weekly news conference on Tuesday, Mike Tomlin said that Roethlisberger's injury is now behind him following his performance on Sunday. It wasn't a great performance throwing the ball but things should improve for the offense which wanted to score 30 points a game this year. The loss of LeVeon Bell hurts, but the Steelers have a ton of talent at WR that will make Ben a QB1 start most weeks.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that Bell is expected to miss the rest of the season with a badly torn MCL and other damage, according to a source informed of the injury. Bell was hurt during Pittsburgh's 16-10 loss to the Bengals on Sunday.
This is a brutal dose of news for the Steelers, coming on the same day that their realistic chance to win the AFC North evaporated. Now they have to worry about surviving without what we believe is the best running back in the entire league.
The Steelers are unfortunately getting used to playing big games without Bell. He missed the team's playoff loss to the Ravens in January due to a knee injury, and missed the first two games of the season due to a suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
It goes without saying Bell cannot be replaced. But the Steelers do have an excellent backup in DeAngelo Williams, who combined for 194 rushing yards and three scores in his two starts in place of Bell. Unfortunately, the Steelers line is a bit banged up and Roethlisberger is trying to get back to form after a knee injury. Williams is a must-add if he's on your wire. A lot more may fall on Ben's shoulders as well as the receivers as the team tries to make up for the loss of Bell.
Friday, October 30, 2015, 6:45pm
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (knee, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 8. Roethlisberger’s return is a big boost for Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant and Heath Miller.
Friday, October 30, 2015, 6:45pm
Steelers TE Heath Miller (not injury related, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 8. Since 2014, Miller has averaged 4.1-46-0.16 in 19 games with Ben Roethlisberger and just 1.3-13-0 in four games that Roethlisberger has missed. The Steelers are dealing with some injuries along the offensive line, so Miller may be used as a blocker this week.
Thursday, October 29, 2015, 6:14pm
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (knee) took full practice reps again Thursday. We think he’s going to play. If he does, it’s a big boost for Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant and Heath Miller. The full participation is a good sign. Owners can pencil him in for Sunday.
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