Mason Rudolph

Backup Mason Rudolph will start for the Steelers against the Browns Sunday. (Alan Freed/The Punxsutawney Spirit)


PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers are going to let quarterback Ben Roethlisberger rest up for the playoffs.

Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Roethlisberger will not play when the AFC North champion Steelers (12-3) visit rival Cleveland (10-5) in the regular-season finale on Sunday.

Backup Mason Rudolph will return to the scene of the ugly brawl that marred the end of Pittsburgh's previous visit to FirstEnergy Stadium.

For more details, read The Spirit Wednesday. 


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