Pittsburgh, PA – Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben season finale against Cleveland after recovering from an ankle injury.
Roethlisberger initially hurt his left ankle during a December 8 game against the Browns, but was able to finish the contest. He then started the following week against San Francisco, but was limited in his mobility and sat out last Saturday's game against St. Louis.
The Steelers need a win on Sunday and a loss by Baltimore against Cincinnati to capture the AFC North title and a bye in the first round of the playoffs. If they lose to the Browns or the Ravens win, Pittsburgh would be on the road as a wild card in the first round of the AFC playoffs next weekend.
Roethlisberger was a full participant in practice this week. He has thrown for 3,856 yards with 21 touchdowns and 14 interceptions this season, earning a Pro Bowl selection.
Steelers linebacker James Harrison practiced for a second straight day on Friday and is listed as probable despite a neck injury. Linebacker LaMarr Woodley, however, missed practice Friday and is considered doubtful because of a hamstring issue.