Steelers hope Roethlisberger, Brown can play against Broncos

BY foxsports • January 12, 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping injured stars Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown will play Sunday against Denver in the divisional round of the playoffs.

Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Roethlisberger has ''a chance'' after injuring his right shoulder in the third quarter of last weekend's 18-16 win over Cincinnati in the wild-card game. Roethlisberger said on his radio show Tuesday he sprained a joint in his throwing shoulder and also tore some ligaments. Landry Jones will get the majority of the reps at quarterback early in the week.

Tomlin said wide receiver Antonio Brown will continue to go through the NFL's concussion protocol after taking a shot to the head from Cincinnati's Vontaze Burfict on Pittsburgh's final drive. The coach adds that running back DeAngelo Williams and his injured right foot is ''on the outside looking in.''

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