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Mike Tomlin Expects Ben Roethlisberger To Start In Week 8

Steelers HC Mike Tomlin told reporters following Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs that he expects QB Ben Roethlisberger to start Week 8’s game, per Ed Bouchette.

Tomlin had previously said that they plan to see how Roethlisberger looks in practice next week, but it sounds like they feel comfortable enough with how he looked to project him as their starter for next week.

Roethlisberger went down with with a sprained MCL and a bone bruise in his knee during their Week 3 game against the Rams.

Some had said that Roethlisberger was likely to return this week, but it appears as though Pittsburgh preferred to play it safe with their quarterback, rather than risk further injury.

Roethlisberger, 33, signed a five-year, $99 million contract extensions that included $64 million guaranteed with the Steelers back in March.

Over the course of three games, Roethlisberger has thrown for 912 yards while completing 75.3 percent of his passes to go along with four touchdowns and two interceptions.

We’ll provide more updates regarding Roethlisberger’s return from injury as the news is available.

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