While it comes as no surprise, we can tell you that Ben Roethlisberger is officially active for Monday night’s game.
Yes, he’ll be starting at quarterback according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Roethlisberger did not appear to be moving well in warmups and was limping heavily, but he will get the call. Center Maurkice Pouncey and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders are both out for the Steelers.
Also out for Pittsburgh: tackle Jamon Meredith, defensive end Al Woods, linebacker Chris Carter, and cornerback Curtis Brown.
The 49ers will be without their best player. Linebacker Patrick Willis is out with a hamstring injury, as expected. Wide receiver Braylon Edwards is also out for San Francisco, which is a mild surprise.
The rest of the San Francisco inactives: Fullback Moran Norris, offensive lineman Michael Person, nose tackle Ian Williams, and cornerback Tramaine Brock.