Following up on a previous item. ... Ben Roethlisberger appears to be fine after rolling his ankle in practice Thursday, but he’s going to be short on help in the backfield.
According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, running backs Rashard Mendenhall and Isaac Redman won’t play Sunday against the Bengals after being held out of practice Friday.
Jonathan Dwyer is expected to get the start with Mendenhall (Achilles) and Redman (ankle) out.
According to Profootballtalk.com's Darin Gantt, the team is still hoping center Maurkice Pouncey can play, but it’s crucial that Roethlisberger’s well, as they’ll have to lean on the passing game more than normal.