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Steelers resting more than just Ben Roethlisberger vs. the Browns


The #Pittsburgh #Steelers are preparing for the #Cleveland #Browns in the regular season finale in #Week 17 on the shores of #Lake #Eerie, and with this game being mainly meaningless for the #Steelers you knew #Mike #Tomlin would rest some players.

#During his #Tuesday press conference #Tomlin said only one player was certain to be given the week off, and that was quarterback #Ben #Roethlisberger.

“Given an opportunity to air mail a player or two to the postseason we will.” #Tomlin said. “Ben [Roethlisberger] will not be playing this week. #We will turn toward #Mason #Rudolph in our young quarterback positional group and give those guys an opportunity. #We will look potentially at resting some other guys in terms of making them inactive, but the number of those guys and who those guys are will be determined as we push through the week. #Player availability dictates that. #We had a number of players miss the game last week due to injury, guys like #Marcus #Allen, #Ola [Adeniyni], [Chris] #Boswell and others. #Those players’ ability to come back and be available to us really dictates the number of people we are willing to do that with. The only people I’m willing to do acknowledge at this point is that #Ben will not play.”

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The health of some players is more important than individual stats, or even a 13th win of the season, and because of that it is being reported the #Steelers will be resting more players than just #Roethlisberger in #Week 17. #This per #Gerry #Dulac of the #Pittsburgh #Post-Gazette:

The players who reportedly are also will be getting the game off will be:

OLB T.J. #Watt
C #Maurkice #Pouncey
DE #Cam #Heyward

There are certainly going to be contingents of the #Steelers’ fan base who are going to be upset with the fact players like #Joe #Haden or #Stephon #Tuitt also won’t be given the game off, but you could expect #Mike #Tomlin to handle this game almost like a preseason game. #In other words, the #Steelers could have #Haden start the game, but eventually give way to #Cameron #Sutton or #Justin #Layne to allow him to rest for the remainder of the game.

#Either way, these are the players who are reportedly getting the game off this #Sunday at #FirstEnergy #Stadium. #Be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the black and gold as they prepare for the season finale and the AFC #Wild #Card round.





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