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No Surprise, Roethlisberger Back with the Steelers, to Start Against Cincinnati

The Steelers have their leader back, as the team today activated quarterback Ben Roethlisberger from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

The quarterback is expected to be the starter Sunday when the black and gold look to get to 9-0 at home against the Bengals at 4:25pm.

Roethlisberger along with three other players on the roster were taken off the covid-19 list Saturday morning.

The four players were deemed to be “high-risk” close contacts with tight end Vance McDonald,who went on the covid list Monday after a positive test. McDondald won’t play Sunday against the Bengals.

The quarterback spent the week dealing with the team through virtual meetings, getting ready for the AFC North matchup from home.

“My body enjoyed the week off,” he said via ESPN.

“My mind, from teaching pre-K, did not enjoy the week off. It was fun to be home with them, but I definitely miss the guys.”

Roethlisberger was tested every day, his family got tested every other day.

“My wife said, I don’t care if we get it, but we don’t want our kids to get it,” the QB said.

“You always care more about your kids than you care about yourself or anyone. We’ve been as safe as we can possibly be at home, I think.”

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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