Coach Mike Tomlin concedes that Ben Roethlisberger (ribs, shoulder) is "doubtful" for Week 12 at Cleveland.
"He had an additional test done today and all things are very positive in terms of where he is," Tomlin said. "We're encouraged about his status." Roethlisberger remains without a firm timetable, as most of the reports have been a guessing game. The earliest estimate has been Week 13, though that doctors concede that Week 14 is a more realistic target.
If the Steelers fall out of the playoff chase it's possible they could shut him down instead of bringing back for the past 2-3 games. . .