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Week 17 Injury Report (Browns)

The Steelers started off the new year by wrapping up their preparation for Monday night's game against the Cleveland Browns. The team practiced indoors as rain soaked the Pittsburgh area on Saturday.

Linebacker Buddy Johnson (foot) and punter Pressley Harvin III (personal/illness) missed practice for the third straight day. Johnson has been ruled out for Monday's game, while Harvin is questionable.

Center Kendrick Green (calf) was limited on Saturday after missing practice on Thursday and Friday. He is questionable for Monday night. Guard Trai Turner (knee) was also limited on Saturday, but isn't on the status report so is expected to play.

Rookie tight end Pat Freiermuth, who missed Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs in the concussion protocol, was a full participant for the third straight day and will be good to go on Monday.

In addition, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was a full participant for the second straight day and won't miss Monday's game for anything, which could be his final game at Heinz Field.

There has been talk over the past month that Roethlisberger will retire after the season, and while he didn't guarantee anything, he did indicate this could be his last regular season home game.

"I don't ever speak in definites or guarantees," said Roethlisberger, who is in his 18th season. "That's just not what I've ever done or who I am. But, looking at the bigger picture, I would say that all signs are pointing to this could be it. Regular season that is. I know we still have a chance to potentially get a playoff game there if things fall our way and we take care of business and things have to happen.

"But in the grand scheme of things, in terms of regular season, signs are pointing that way this could be it."

Roethlisberger is ranked third in the NFL for most wins in one stadium in NFL history, with 91 wins under his belt at Heinz Field. He wants nothing more than to add one on Monday night.

"I don't speak in guarantees or definites," said Roethlisberger, who is in his 18th season after being drafted in the first round in 2004. "I'll address the definite answer at some point down the road, but like I said, my focus is winning this game. If it is indeed my last regular season game there, it's going to be one of the most important games of my career. I've been so blessed to play in front of the best fans in all of sports, the best venue. What better way to have a last regular season potential game than on Monday Night Football against a division opponent.

"It's just special. I got a lot of focus on still for this year and this game and that's got to be it right now."

In related news, the team activated defensive end Isaiah Buggs from the Reserve/COVID-19 List today.Buggs was placed on the list on Dec. 23.

In addition, the Steelers signed linebacker Tegray Scales. Scales was on the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad. The Steelers are familiar with Scales after he spent time on the team's practice squad and active roster in 2019 and 2020, playing in four games last season.

Scales, who first signed with the Steelers in Jan., 2019, entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Rams following the 2018 NFL Draft. Scales played collegiately at Indiana where the linebacker had 325 tackles and 18 sacks.

The team also placed linebacker Joe Schobert and defensive lineman Chris Wormley on the Reserve/COVID-19 List on Friday.

Schobert has started every game this season at inside linebacker. He is the team's second leading tackler with 108 tackles, including 66 solo stops, and two tackles for a loss.

Wormley has started 13 of the 14 games he has played in. He has 44 tackles, including 26 solo hits, and six sacks and nine pressures.

The team placed cornerback Arthur Maulet on the Reserve/COVID-19 List on Thursday. Maulet has played in all 15 games this season, starting two. He has 42 tackles, including 33 solo stops for the season. He also has a forced fumble.

Pittsburgh Steelers Participation/Injury Report, Week 17

Game Status
LB Buddy Johnson (Foot) - Out
P Pressley Harvin (NIR- Personal/Illness) - Questionable
C Kendrick Green (Calf) - Questionable

Saturday, January 1
P Pressley Harvin (NIR- Personal/Illness) - DNP
QB Ben Roethlisberger (Pectoral/Right Shoulder) - Full
LB Buddy Johnson (Foot) - DNP
C Kendrick Green (Calf) - Limited
TE Pat Freiermuth (Concussion) - Full
G Trai Turner (Knee) - Limited

Friday, December 31
P Pressley Harvin (NIR- Personal) - DNP
QB Ben Roethlisberger (Pectoral/Right Shoulder) - Full
LB Buddy Johnson (Foot) - DNP
C Kendrick Green (Calf) - DNP
TE Pat Freiermuth (Concussion) - Full
DE Chris Wormley (Groin) - DNP

Thursday, December 30
P Pressley Harvin (NIR- Personal) - DNP
QB Ben Roethlisberger (Pectoral/Right Shoulder) - DNP
LB Buddy Johnson (Foot) - DNP
C Kendrick Green (Calf) - DNP
TE Pat Freiermuth (Concussion) - Full
DE Chris Wormley (Groin) - DNP

Cleveland Browns Participation/Injury Report, Week 17

Game Status
CB Troy Hill (Knee) - Out
S Ronnie Harrison, Jr. (Ankle) - Out
S John Johnson III (Hamstring) - Out
RB Kareem Hunt (Ankle) - Questionable
DT Malik Jackson (Knee) - Questionable

Saturday, January 1
CB Troy Hill (Knee) - DNP
RB Kareem Hunt (Ankle) - Limited
DT Malik Jackson (Knee) - Limited
S John Johnson III (Hamstring) - DNP
LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (Illness) - Full
DE Myles Garrett (Groin) - Limited
CB Greg Newsome, II (Concussion) - Full
C JC Tretter (Knee) - Limited
S Ronnie Harrison, Jr. (Ankle) - Limited
FB Andy Janovich (Shoulder) - Full
WR Jarvis Landry (Knee) - Full
QB Baker Mayfield (Left Shoulder) - Full
LB Sione Takitaki (Shoulder) - Full
LB Mack Wilson (NIR-Personal) - DNP

Friday, December 31
CB Troy Hill (Knee) - DNP
RB Kareem Hunt (Ankle) - Limited
DT Malik Jackson (Knee) - Limited
S John Johnson III (Hamstring) - DNP
LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (Illness) - Full
DE Myles Garrett (Groin) - Limited
CB Greg Newsome, II (Concussion) - Full
C JC Tretter (Knee) - DNP
S Ronnie Harrison, Jr. (Ankle) - Limited
FB Andy Janovich (Shoulder) - Full
WR Jarvis Landry (Knee) - Full
QB Baker Mayfield (Left Shoulder) - Full
LB Sione Takitaki (Shoulder) - Full

Thursday, December 30
CB Troy Hill (Knee) - DNP
RB Kareem Hunt (Ankle) - DNP
DT Malik Jackson (Knee) - DNP
S John Johnson III (Hamstring) - DNP
LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (Illness) - DNP
DE Myles Garrett (Groin) - Limited
CB Greg Newsome, II (Concussion) - Limited
C JC Tretter (Knee) - Limited
S Ronnie Harrison, Jr. (Ankle) - Full
FB Andy Janovich (Shoulder) - Full
WR Jarvis Landry (Knee) - Full
QB Baker Mayfield (Left Shoulder) - Full
LB Sione Takitaki (Shoulder) - Full

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