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Big Ben's status uncertain with shoulder sprain

UNDATED (AP) - Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has a sprained right shoulder and left Heinz Field with his arm in a sling. His status for Sunday's showdown with AFC North rival Baltimore is uncertain. He was hurt in Monday night's overtime win over Kansas City.

     Veteran backup Byron Leftwich filled in and completed 7 of 14 passes for 73 yards.

     Tomlin said safety Troy Polamalu remains doubtful with a right calf injury. Polamalu hasn't played since a win over Philadelphia on Oct. 7.


     In other NFL news:

     - The Atlanta Falcons placed tight end Tommy Gallarda on injured reserve and signed wide receiver Tim Toone and tight end Chase Coffman to their active roster.  The moves came a day after Atlanta released defensive end Ray Edwards.


     - Tampa Bay linebacker Quincy Black will miss the remainder of the season after injuring his neck making a tackle.


     - With Jay Cutler's status uncertain, the Chicago Bears have signed veteran backup quarterback Josh McCown.

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