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Steelers leaving door 'slightly ajar' for Ben Roethlisberger against Browns

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 08: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is carted off of the field after being injured in the 4th quarter of the game against the Oakland Raiders at Heinz Field on November 8, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 08: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is carted off of the field after being injured in the 4th quarter of the game against the Oakland Raiders at Heinz Field on November 8, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Ben Roethlisberger injured his left foot in last Sunday's game.

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PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers aren't ruling out quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for Sunday's game against Cleveland.

Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday the team would leave the door "slightly ajar" for Roethlisberger, who injured his left foot in the fourth quarter of a 38-35 victory over Oakland last weekend.

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Tomlin said the Steelers will prepare as if Landry Jones will start in Roethlisberger's place. Jones completed 4 of 6 passes in relief of Roethlisberger against the Raiders, leading the Steelers (5-4) on a late drive that set up Chris Boswell's game-winning field goal.

Roethlisberger missed four games earlier in the season with a sprained left knee. It doesn't appear he will be out an extended amount of time if he does sit out Sunday's game.