Although he has been practicing this week, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger remains a game-time decision for Sunday’s game against the Ravens, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. However, the team expects him to play, Rapoport said on NFL GameDay Morning First.

Rapoport added it’s possible the Steelers could designate Roethlisberger as the backup if they don’t think he’s quite ready to start.

Roethlisberger has been out since tearing the meniscus in his left knee in Week 6 against Miami. On the season, Big Ben has passed for 1,685 yards and 16 touchdowns.

Pittsburgh (4-3) takes on the Ravens (3-4) in Baltimore.


Here are the other injuries we are tracking Sunday:

1. After missing last week with a hamstring injury, Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb is a long shot to play against the Colts, according to Rapoport.

2. Dwayne Allen is banged up with an ankle injury, but a source tells Rapoport that the Colts tight end is expected to play against the Packers.

3. The Chiefs were cautious with wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (groin) this week, having him sit out practice. But he’s expected to play against the Jaguars, according to Rapoport.

4. The Vikings expect running back Jerick McKinnon, who sprained his ankle and missed last week’s game, to be back out on the field against the Lions, according to Rapoport.

5. Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper (back) is expected to play against the Broncos in a key matchup of AFC West leaders, according to Rapoport.

6. Titans tight end Delanie Walker (groin) is expected to play Sunday, Rapoport reported, per a source informed of his decision. Walker as limited this week in practice.

7. Niners running back Carlos Hyde (AC joint sprain) needs another week to heal and it would be a major surprise if he plays against the Saints, per Rapoport.

8. The Saints will get back two key players who had suffered broken legs: Cornerback Delvin Breaux and first-round pick Sheldon Rankins.

9. The Ravens will determine after their pregame warmup if veteran wide receiver Steve Smith (ankle) will be healthy enough to play, Rapoport reported.

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