Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said quarterback Ben Roethlisberger "has a chance" to play in Sunday's AFC divisional-round playoff game in Denver and also remains "hopeful" All-Pro receiver Antonio Brown will be available against the top-seeded Broncos.

Both players were injured in Saturday night's playoff victory in Cincinnati, each on hits by Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict.

Roethlisberger said on his weekly radio show he has an AC joint sprain — also known as a separated shoulder — plus some torn ligaments in his right shoulder. He is not expected to be a full participant in practices until late in the week.

Tomlin also said running back DeAngelo Williams (sprained foot), who did not play against the Bengals, is "still on the outside looking in," meaning it is unlikely he will play against the Broncos.


•The knee injury Packers receiver Davante Adams suffered against Washington is expected to keep him out of the lineup Saturday night against Arizona, making Jared Abbrederis the next man up as the third receiver.

•The Cardinals lost two defensive starters — outside linebacker Alex Okafor (toe) and defensive tackle Cory Redding (ankle)— for the playoffs. Okafor was placed on the non-football injury list.

•Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson has emerged as the front-runner for the Browns' head-coaching job, though an offer has not been extended.

•Former Giants coach Tom Coughlin interviewed into Tuesday evening with the 49ers regarding their head-coaching vacancy, a person with direct knowledge of the meeting told the Associated Press.