In what might have been the most brutal night of the season for quarterbacks,
was knocked out of Thursday night's game with an ankle injury, limped back in, and led the Steelers to a 14-3 win over Cleveland.
Browns quarterback Colt McCoy also was injured and returned and has been diagnosed with a concussion.
Roethlisberger returned to pass for 178 yards and a TD in the second half.
Roethlisberger's prognosis remained vague a day later. X-rays taken during the game showed his ankle wasn't broken, and underwent an MRI on Friday to get a closer look. The results weren't immediately available.
Lions tight end
has been fined $25,000 by the NFL for abusive conduct toward an official in Sunday's game at New Orleans. . . .
who played linebacker for the Chargers for seven seasons and was part of their lone Super Bowl team in 1994, died Thursday of an apparent heart attack, the Chargers said in a statement. He was 42. . . . Dallas signed safety
to a five-year contract extension for undisclosed financial terms. . . . Redskins safety
will miss his second straight game Sunday because of a groin injury. . . . Texans receiver
will sit out Sunday's game with a strained left hamstring. . . . Running back
will not play Sunday the Packers said.