The Steelers made Ben Roethlisberger active and Michael Vick inactive for Sunday’s game vs. the Browns.
Though it’s been assumed that Landry Jones would be the Steelers’ starting quarterback for the game, the Steelers have neither listed nor announced any lineup changes. Roethlisberger was limited in practice due to a foot injury that knocked him out of last week’s game, and it was assumed he would miss at least one game with the Steelers off next week.
Steve Doerschuk of the Canton Repository reported that Roethlisberger was warming up in the Heinz Field tunnel, which he often does. If Roethlisberger wasn’t cleared to play in some capacity, even in a quarterback emergency, the Steelers would have had to make Vick active.
Roethlisberger hasn’t been a backup for a game since his rookie season.