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Steelers Preparing For Ben Roethlisberger To Start Week 8’s Game

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Steelers are preparing for QB Ben Roethlisberger to start Sunday’s game against the Bengals.

Earlier in the day, Steelers HC Mike Tomlin said they are comfortable with where Roethlisberger is in terms of his recovery from a knee injury.

“As I sit here today, we’re comfortable with him in terms if his overall ability,” Tomlin said, per Aditi Kinkhabwala.

At this juncture we aren’t going to assume Ben is going to be limited from a mobility standpoint,” Tomlin added, per Kinkhabwala.

The expectation since last weekend has been that Roethlisberger was likely to be back in Week 8, even though some had said he could return as soon as Week 7.

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

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 status moving forward as the news is available.

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