Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger placed in concussion protocol

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Ben Roethlisberger was being checked for a possible concussion Tuesday, after taking a hit in practice that led to the Steelers quarterback lying on the ground while clutching his head.

The Steelers later announced that Roethlisberger is being evaluated for a concussion. He was attended to by trainers before heading to the locker room.

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Offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that he was blocking linebacker Keion Adams, who was on a pass rush as Roethlisberger rolled to his right, in their direction. "But when he got up he seemed to be a little bit better". "I saw his head whip back". After all this is the guy the Steelers drafted to eventually replace him.

"He's been really sharp, not only in terms of what he does, but just how he's communicating and helping in aiding the development of some people that are going to work alongside him", Tomlin said.

Dobbs and Rudolph both fared well in last week's win over the Philadelphia Eagles. "We have a great plan for Green Bay, and whenever my number's called, I plan to go out and execute". "Ben (Roethlisberger) won't play".

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