Ben Roethlisberger
QB PIT (7)
7 days ago

Roethlisberger (elbow ) completed 39 of 60 passes for 452 yards and three touchdowns and added a touchdown and nine yards on two carries during Sunday's 42-37 loss to Kansas City.

EDGE Analysis

Big Ben wasn't ready to call football a young man's game. After Kansas City's sophomore slinger Patrick Mahomes threw three touchdowns in the first quarter, Roethlisberger responded with three of his own in the second quarter. He also brought the game within a score late after lumbering to the right corner of the end zone for a three-yard touchdown run. Roethlisberger had an uncharacteristically rough game against Cleveland last week. Sunday was a rebound, but it's unlikely that he'll have a duel like he had on against Mahomes very often this year.

Ben Roethlisberger
QB PIT (7)
7 days ago

Roethlisberger (elbow) is active for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Roethlisberger injured his right elbow in overtime of the Steelers' Week 1 tie with the Browns, rendering him a non-participant in practices Wednesday and Thursday before he turned in a full session Friday. The Steelers were apparently satisfied with how Roethlisberger threw the ball during that practice, so he shouldn't be too hindered by the injury while he returns to the field. After a disastrous five-turnover performance in Week 1, Roethlisberger will get a nice bounce-back opportunity this week at home against a vulnerable Kansas City secondary that is without its top playmaker (Eric Berry).

Ben Roethlisberger
QB PIT (7)
1 week ago

Roethlisberger (elbow) is expected to play in the Steelers' Week 2 game against the Chiefs, Dianna Russini of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although Roethlisberger was a full participant at Friday's practice, he was still given a questionable status for Sunday's game. It looks like they team was just erring on the side of caution with the designation, as he is fully expected to play at this point. Josh Dobbs would be in line to replace him under center should he ultimately suffer a setback.

Ben Roethlisberger
QB PIT (7)
1 week ago

Though listed as a full practice participant Friday, Roethlisberger (right elbow) is marked questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

Per ESPN's Jermey Fowler, the expectation is that Roethlisberger will play Sunday, but the questionable designation makes it imperative for those inclined to use the QB in Week 2 lineups to confirm his status in advance of Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff. Josh Dobbs, who returned to his normal backup workload Friday after taking first-team reps Wednesday and Thursday, is on hand in the event that the Steelers surprisingly elect to sit Roethlisberger this weekend.

Ben Roethlisberger
QB PIT (7)
1 week ago

Coach Mike Tomlin relayed that Roethlisberger (elbow) was a full practice participant Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Meanwhile, per Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com, Josh Dobbs, who took first-team QB reps Wednesday and Thursday, returned to his normal practice workload Friday, which sets the stage for Roethlisberger to start Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

Ben Roethlisberger
QB PIT (7)
1 week ago

Roethlisberger (right elbow) was present for practice Friday, Chris Adamski of TribLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

We'll await the Steelers' final injury report of the week, which will clarify Roethlisberger's level of participation and official Week 2 designation. Chances are, the QB will be listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, but his presence on the field Friday is a positive indicator on that front.

Ben Roethlisberger
QB PIT (7)
1 week ago

Roethlisberger (elbow) missed practice again Thursday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Roethlisberger previously said that he doesn't expect his bruised right elbow to sideline him for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, but his return to practice in any capacity Friday would certainly boost our optimism on that front. With Roethlisberger sidelined for the second consecutive day, Chris Adamski of TribLive.com relays that Josh Dobbs took the bulk of the Steelers' first-team QB reps Thursday.

Ben Roethlisberger
QB PIT (7)
2 weeks ago

Roethlisberger doesn't expect his bruised right elbow to sideline him for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports.

EDGE Analysis

The QB didn't practice Wednesday, but it's not unusual for him to get veteran days off during the season, more so when he's banged up. We'll revisit his status Thursday, but as long as Roethlisberger practices by the end of the week, he should be a go Sunday.

Ben Roethlisberger
QB PIT (7)
2 weeks ago

Roethlisberger admitted Wednesday that he's dealing with a bruised right elbow, but wouldn't confirm if he underwent an MRI earlier in the week, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Head coach Mike Tomlin acknowledged Tuesday that Roethlisberger's elbow injury might limit the quarterback early on during the Steelers' Week 2 preparations, but it's not believed the 36-year-old is in any serious danger of missing Sunday's tilt with the Chiefs. That said, the injury may at least partially explain Roethlisberger's rough showing in the season-opening tie with the Browns, during which the signal-caller turned the ball over five times while completing only 23 of 41 passes. A home matchup against a suspect Kansas City pass defense affords Roethlisberger a good bounce-back opportunity, but his full participation in practice at some point this week would offer more assurance that his elbow won't hinder his productivity.

Ben Roethlisberger
QB PIT (7)
2 weeks ago

Roethlisberger sustained a minor elbow injury in Sunday's 21-21 tie against the Browns and could be limited in practices this week, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

The injury -- in addition to less-than-ideal weather in Cleveland -- may have contributed to Roethlisberger's horrid showing in the season opener, during which he completed only 23 of 41 passes, threw three interceptions and fumbled twice. Head coach Mike Tomlin seemed to downplay any concern about the signal-caller's health, indicating that he often prefers to limit Roethlisberger's reps early in weeks to afford the younger quarterbacks on the roster additional snaps with the first-team offense. So long as Roethlisberger is able to log a full practice by Friday, he likely won't carry an injury designation into the Week 2 matchup with the Chiefs.