Steelers OC Todd Haley told reporters Thursday that Roethlisberger looked good in drills during practice.
Yesterday, Jason Cole of B/R, citing a source close to Roethlisberger, reported that Big Ben “fully expects” to play this weekend, so this appears to fit with Bouchette’s report.
Roethlisberger was given an initial 4-6 week timetable after he underwent surgery for a meniscus injury but there had been a lot of talk about him being back closer to two weeks.
Roethlisberger, 34, is in the second year of his five-year, $99 million contract that includes $64 million guaranteed. He stands to make a base salary of $17.75 million for the 2016 season.
In 2016, Roethlisberger had completed 64.2 percent of his passes for 1,685 yards to go along with 16 touchdowns and six interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 21 quarterback out of 35 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Roethlisberger’s return as the news is available.