Thursday, December 29, 2011

Roethlisberger expected to start after full practice

The question no longer seems to be whether Ben Roethlisberger will start for the Steelers on Sunday. The question is how much he will play.

There is nothing else to deduce after Roethlisberger went through a full practice Wednesday.

“He looked all right,” Hines Ward said via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “I don’t know if he really ran around or stuff like that. He looked good so, with a week [off], he’s feeling a little better, it definitley helped him.”

Gerry Dulac reports that the Steelers expect Big Ben, center Maurkice Pouncey, and wideout Emmanuel Sanders to play against the Browns. Dulac writes the Steelers want Roethlisberger to take 25-30 snaps, but the Steelers don’t want him coming off too much rest heading into the playoffs.

author:  Gregg Rosenthal

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