Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger did not throw in practice Thursday, his second straight day of inaction.
Roethlisberger did work on handoffs and was listed as limited after watching the entire session on Wednesday. He is dealing with a sprained AC joint in his throwing shoulder, stemming from the hit he took from Vontaze Burfict in last Saturday’s win over Cincinnati. Roethlisberger was spotted in the locker room before the workout with his shoulder heavily wrapped, according to Chris Bradford of the Beaver County Times.
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On Wednesday, Roethlisberger said he would be open to taking a pain killing injection if it helps him get on the field on Sunday in Denver. Still, he believes he would be hurting his team if he can’t throw the ball more than 25 or 30 yards.
Star receiver Antonio Brown is still in the concussion protocol and missed practice again. DeAngelo Williams, who missed the wild-card win with a foot injury, also sat out, but was not wearing a walking boot, according to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.