Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and safety Troy Polamalu each attended a full practice Friday and are listed as probable for the regular-season finale in Cleveland on Sunday.
Roethlisberger practiced all week after missing last Saturday’s 27-0 win over the St. Louis Rams because of a high ankle sprain. The injury occurred three weeks ago.
Polamalu (knee) did not practice until Friday but is expected to start Sunday. Center Maurkice Pouncey missed the past two games with a high ankle sprain but said he’s going to play.
Dockett fined $30K for two hits
Arizona defensive tackle Darnell Dockett has been fined $15,000 by the NFL for hitting Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton below the knees last weekend and another $15,000 for a horse-collar tackle on Bengals running back Bernard Scott.
Dockett was called for 15-yard penalties on each play in the Cardinals’ 23-16 loss last Saturday.
Johnson to return for Texans
Houston star receiver Andre Johnson will play against Tennessee on Sunday after missing the last three games because of a strained left hamstring.
Coach Gary Kubiak said Johnson will be on a play count, but wasn’t sure how many. Johnson has played in only six games this season after missing six straight with a right hamstring injury that required surgery.
Johnson has finished with more than 1,200 yards receiving each of the past three seasons.
He has 31 receptions for 471 yards and two touchdowns this season.
Around the league
Tom Brady is listed as “probable” on the New England Patriots’ injury report for the regular-season finale against the Buffalo Bills. … Reggie Bush’s impressive season-long display of durability has ended with a knee injury and he will not play for the Miami Dolphins against the New York Jets. Bush is a 1,000-yard rusher this year for the first time in his six-year career. … Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson had successful surgery to repair torn ligaments in his left knee. … A person familiar with the deal says the Kansas City Chiefs signed kicker Ryan Succop to a $14 million, five-year contract extension.
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