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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger’s status for Week 3 vs. Bengals revealed after pec injury

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have offered some clarity on quarterback Ben Roethlisberger ahead of their Week 3 meeting with the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

Big Ben was knocked around in the Steelers’ loss to the Las Vegas Raiders last weekend and suffered a pec injury. However, it looks like he will be ready to suit up against Cincy. Via Ian Rapoport:

The Steelers have Mason Rudolph and Dwayne Haskins ready to jump in if needed, but having Roethlisberger available is definitely the best-case scenario. Despite Pittsburgh’s offense looking rather average so far with just 33 points through two games, Big Ben has been effective.

The 39-year-old has completed 45 of 72 passing attempts for 483 yards while also throwing for two touchdowns and only one interception. He hasn’t exactly received the best coverage from his offensive line though, getting sacked four times. In their 26-17 loss to Vegas, the Steelers QB threw for 295 yards.

Big Ben was a full participant in practice on Friday and will be looking to lead Pittsburgh to their second victory over a Bengals team who is also 1-1-0 to start the 2021 season. Given the weapons he has at his disposal in the likes of Chase Claypool, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Diontae Johnson, it’s only a matter of time until the Steelers offense gets in a groove and starts to do damage.