The Pittsburgh Steelers are now down two of their biggest offensive weapons for Sunday's divisional round game in Denver. A third could be devastating.
Just hours after star receiver Antonio Brown was ruled out against the Broncos with a concussion, running back DeAngelo Williams was scratched with the foot injury that kept him out of last week's win over Cincinnati. Williams suffered the injury in the regular season finale against Cleveland.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was listed as questionable despite participating fully in practice on Friday. He threw for the first time this week after suffering an injury to his throwing shoulder in the second half of the win over the Bengals. Head coach Mike Tomlin was happy with what he saw from Roethlisberger in Friday's workout, via Steelers.com, meaning there is a good chance he plays despite the questionable tag.
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"I thought he did a nice job. He did everything we asked him to do. I was very specific about what I asked him to do. I wanted to see a variety of throws. I wanted to see enough, no more.".
Ben Roethlisberger questionable but assuming his right arm is still surgically attached at 4:40 ET on Sunday, seems he'll play vs. Denver.— Will Graves (@WillGravesAP) January 15, 2016
Without Williams, the Steelers will once again roll with Fitzgerald Toussaint and Jordan Todman, both of whom performed well last Saturday. Toussaint has 118 yards from scrimmage on 21 touches while Todman was particularly impressive as a rusher, carrying 11 times for 65 yards.