For owners of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger who might have had this Sunday circled if your starting QB is on his bye and is named Michael Vick, Peyton Manning, Matt Ryan or Philip Rivers, don’t worry, because Big Ben will be on the field come game time against the Cincinnati Bengals.
After leaving practice Thursday with a minor ankle sprain, it’s expected the nine-year vet will be fine for Sunday.
Sources: Ben Roethlisberger ankle sprain minor, scheduled to practice today and definitely will play against Bengals on Sunday. #steelers
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) October 19, 2012
More importantly, owners of tight end Heath Miller along with wide receivers Mike Wallace and Antonio Brown — who have accounted for 928 yards this year collectively — can breathe easy now after briefly wondering if backup Byron Leftwich would actually see some playing time.
Leftwich has yet to see the field this season, something owners of Roethlisberger and his targets would like to see continue.