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Roethlisberger and Heyward Ruled Out for Sunday Against Patriots

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger

With a home game looming against the 5-1 Patriots on Sunday, today coach Mike Tomlin spoke to the media, and as expected ruled out already two key players for their contest against Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and company.

The two players out for sure Sunday are quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and defensive end Cam Heyward, two players that the team will very much miss.

Roethlisberger underwent outpatient surgery on the meniscus in his left knee Monday, and depending on how quickly he can recover will determine the amount of games he will miss.

The Steelers have the Patriots at home Sunday, then will have the bye week before three straight road games – at Baltimore, at Cleveland and at the Colts on Thanksgiving night.

Other players who have missed games in recent weeks have a chance to play, Tomlin said. Those players include right tackle Marcus Gilbert, inside linebacker Ryan Shazier and receiver Markus Wheaton.

None of them played in Sunday’s 15-point setback to the Dolphins down in Miami.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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  1. Dave B.

    October 18, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    Not only do the Steelers need those three players on the field , but Todd Haley has to devise a plan to get the ball in LeVeon Bells hands . For this offense to have any chance to succeed , Bell has to be a factor in this game . Ten carries like he had against Miami is not going to get it done . Haley has to take some of the pressure off Landry Jones and Bell is the guy that has to do it . Bell is one of the best players in the game and limiting him to TEN CARRIES IN ANY GAME is ludicrous .

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