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Steelers Still Haven’t Decided On Starting QB For Week 9, Expected To Be “True Gameday Decision”

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Steelers have yet to decide which quarterback they’re starting for Sunday’s game against the Ravens.

League sources tell Schefter that this is expected to be “a true gameday decision.”

Earlier in the week, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that it appears as though Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is “on track” to start this weekend, so it appeared as though Big Ben was going to be back.

However, it appears as though Pittsburgh would prefer to see how he looks tomorrow before committing to anything. If Roethlisberger can’t play, the Steelers will obviously give Landry Jones another start.

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.