PITTSBURGH – Ben Roethlisberger has returned.
NS Pittsburgh Steelers The quarterback will be activated on the team’s 53-man roster after passing the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols, the Steelers announced Saturday.
Roethlisberger will fly privately on a team charter to Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon with him expected to start Sunday night against Los Angeles charger, according to the research team.
Roethlisberger, who was vaccinated, tested positive for COVID-19 on November 13 and needed two negative tests to exit the protocols.
A year ago, Roethlisberger missed a week of practice due to close contact with a high-risk teammate who tested positive. He was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 roster that Saturday and threw 333 yards and four touchdown passes in the win. Cincinnati Bengals.
Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that the team will design a game plan around Mason Rudolph, who started for Roethlisberger against Detroit Lion, and continued as if he was going to start Sunday night’s game, but the coach said he would “leave the light” to Roethlisberger.
Tomlin said: “He has been injured and personally uncomfortable during the 15 years we have worked together. “He always answered that bell, and so we’ll definitely leave the light on for him.”
Roethlisberger, 39, was in meetings all week and kept up with the game plan through virtual meetings with quarterback coach Mike Sullivan and offensive coordinator Matt Canada. He also registered with rerun Najee Harris and center Kendrick Green, who said Friday the midfielder told him he “feels better.”
“I talked to him every day,” Canada said on Thursday. “Talking about the plan, talking about what we’re thinking. Obviously, he also sees Sully every day and looks at the specifics of those things.
“He’s preparing like he’s going to get there and ready to go. It’s almost like last year. It’s just all the Zoom meetings. We all practiced there. He was very engaged. join, watch the practice and know what’s going on.”
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