Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT 8 Days1 Comment

Roethlisberger completed 22-of-37 passes for 217 yards, adding one interception in Thursday's 26-6 loss to the Ravens.

The interception came on a deflected pass in the waning minutes of a decided game. Still, Roethlisberger turned in an uncharacteristically poor performance, and didn't get much help from his receivers or offensive line. RB Le'Veon Bell impressed for a second straight week, but it was an otherwise ugly outing for the Pittsburgh offense, a unit that piled up 503 yards and 30 points against the Browns in Week 1. Based on the early returns from the Steeler defense, Roethlisberger may need to do a lot of throwing this year.

Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT 8 Days

Roethlisberger (not injury related) is listed as active for Thursday's game against the Ravens, the Steelers' official site reports.

As expected, with Roethlisberger's probable designation heading into the contest related to the limited practice that he and several other Steelers' regulars turned in on Monday.

Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT 9 Days

Roethlisberger (not injury related) is listed as probable for Thursday's game against the Ravens, the Steelers' official site reports.

A number of the Steelers' key players are listed that way, after seeing limited work Monday to start the team's short week, but Roethlisberger's Week 2 status is in no doubt.

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Roethlisberger (not injury related) practiced fully Tuesday, the Steelers' official site reports.

Roethlisberger was among the players limited by the team Monday, with the Steelers on a short week, but his status for Thursday's game against the Ravens is in no doubt at this stage.

Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT 9 Days

Roethlisberger (non injury related) was limited in practice Monday, according to Steelers.com.

No cause for concern, as the Steelers opted to limit Roethlisberger, along with Le'Veon Bell, Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton and Heath Miller (all non injur related). Given the short week, these moves are simply an effort to keep key players fresh for the Thursday night game against the Ravens. Fantasy owners can start Big Ben, and any of these other players, with confidence.

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Roethlisberger completed 23-of-34 passes for 365 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the Steelers' 30-27 win over Cleveland Sunday.

Big Ben also had a 7-yard scramble on the Steelers' final drive of the first half that led to a Shaun Suisham field goal and Pittsburgh's 27-3 halftime lead, then completed his final three passes to set-up the game winning field goal as time expired. He'll have a touch match-up in Week 2 against the Ravens.

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Roethlisberger completed 15-of-24 passes for 157 yards, with one touchdown and one interception in Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles.

The numbers don't tell the entire story, as Big Ben and the Steelers' starting offense struggled against the Eagles' first-team defense. The touchdown pass to Heath Miller, came well into the second half against Philadelphia's second-team defense. With one pre-season game remaining, in which he will likely see little-to-no-action, Roethlisberger has completed 24-of-37 passes for 328 yards, with three touchdowns and the one interception.

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Roethlisberger completed 8-of-11 passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns in Pittsburgh's 19-16 preseason win against Buffalo Saturday.

In limited action throufh two preseason games, Roethlisberger is 9-of-13 passing for 174 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions. A revamped offensive lines and the implementation of a no-huddle offense could translate into big fantasy numbers for Big Ben.

Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT 1 Month

Roethlisberger played just one drive in Saturday's preseason opener against the Giants, completing one of his two passes for 46 yards.

Roethlisberger threw a quick screen to rookie running back Dri Archer, who wasted no time getting 46 yards up the field. The Steelers lost Emmanuel Sanders and Jericho Cotchery in the offseason, but they added a couple of receiving threats in Archer and fourth-round wide receiver Martavis Bryant. Arguably more important than the additions, the Steelers are expecting Markus Wheaton to step up after a quiet rookie season. Wheaton and Antonio Brown are listed as the starters on the initial depth chart, with Moore -- or perhaps Justin Brown -- expected to serve as the third receiver. The Steelers finally acquired a big red-zone threat in the 6-4 Bryant, but it's unclear what kind of role, if any, the rookie will have this season. While the Pittsburgh receiving corps looks rather shaky, the team should have better backs and linemen than they did the past few seasons. Still, as has been the case for years now, Roethlisberger doesn't have much to work with compared to other comparably talented quarterbacks.

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Speaking Monday, GM Kevin Colbert said he didn't "any circumstance" where Ben Roethlisberger did not finish his career with the Steelers.

Roethlisberger's contract has become a talking point even though he's signed through the 2015 season. With their cavalier quarterback now 32 years of age, the Steelers have no reason to rush an extension.