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Three and out: Big Ben is no sure thing

December 29, 2011

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Roethlisberger wants to play: In his quest to get back on the field, Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday. Earlier this week, coach Mike Tomlin said his quarterback had a “shot” to play Sunday against the Browns, but it depended on how he responded this week in workouts. With a win and a Baltimore loss, Pittsburgh could earn the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye, so there is definitely incentive for Big Ben to return this week. The rub? Cleveland has kept opposing fantasy quarterbacks on lockdown this season, which makes Roethlisberger a shaky option. And if the ankle isn’t 100 percent, it’s not worth taking the chance on having him in your lineup.

Finley, Jennings still out of practice: Neither TE Jermichael Finley nor WR Greg Jennings participated in Packers practice Wednesday. The team hasn’t made…

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