The Pittsburgh Steelers play the Bengals in Cincinnati on Sunday. Here’s some of the latest buzz:
Roethlisberger hand a concern
In last week’s game against the Saints, Ben Roethlisberger appeared to hurt his hand or wrist.
According to CBS Pittsburgh reporter Ed Bouchette, the hand injury might affect his performance.
“There is a concern about how he’s been playing, I don’t think there is concern about his hand, but there is concern on how he’s been playing,” Bouchette said.
Roethlisberger has also been in somewhat of a slump over the past three games.
Bouchette said the Steelers might go with the no-huddle offense more.
“They kind have done away with it almost, except in two minute drills and stuff like that,” he said. “I don’t know if they are going to crank it up in Cincinnati on Sunday, maybe but they don’t seem to want to do it as much as they did it earlier in the year for whatever reason.”
Harrison likely not miss game
Starting OLB James Harrison most likely will be out against the Bengals after he hurt his knee last Sunday.
It’s unclear if he’ll play next week against the Falcons.
The Steelers will likely go with Arthur Moats and Jarvis Jones.
Meanwhile, Harrison said playing with the Bengals was a “new learning experience.”
He came back this season after retiring when Brett Keisel, Ike Taylor, Troy Polamalu, and others asked him to return.
“I didn’t want to feel like I was letting them down,” Harrison said.
Jarvis Jones was activated from IR while placing CB Cortez Allen on IR for Sunday.
Jones fractured a bone in his right wrist in Carolina, and he hasn’t played since.
He will play immediately as starting right OLB James Harrison will probably miss Sunday’s game.
“Allen was struggling through a disappointing season after signing a lucrative contract extension in September. In a thin secondary, though, he had still played the second-most snaps among Steelers cornerbacks,” as NFL.com notes.