Steelers activate Ben Roethlisberger, three others from COVID-19 reserve list

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One day before trying to extend their franchise-record 8-0 start to nine wins, no losses, they’re getting back No. 7.

The Steelers have activated quarterback Ben Roethlisberger from the COVID-19 reserve list.

Also returning to the active roster are linebacker Vince Williams, running back Jaylen Samuels, and offensive lineman Jerald Hawkins.

All of the players were added to the COVID-19 reserve list not because of a positive test but because of exposure to tight end Vance McDonald, who provided a sample last Sunday morning that ultimately returned a positive result — after McDonald was around the team all day.

The Steelers host the 2-5-1 Bengals at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday.

Coach Mike Tomlin told reporters on Friday that the team will have an elongated walk-through practice on Saturday, in order to give Roethlisberger more time to get ready for Sunday’s game, after missing practice the entire week.

4 responses to “Steelers activate Ben Roethlisberger, three others from COVID-19 reserve list

  1. Man, those of us in the real world have to quarantine for 2 weeks if they have a known exposure. In the NFL you can go back to your routine after less than a week!

  2. smilesaustin says:
    November 14, 2020 at 11:09 am
    Man, those of us in the real world have to quarantine for 2 weeks if they have a known exposure. In the NFL you can go back to your routine after less than a week!

    Those of us in the real world don’t have thousands of dollars to take daily coronavirus tests. Those of us in the real world don’t have as much money riding on our ability to go to work as NFL athletes do.

  3. steeldominance says:
    November 14, 2020 at 11:40 am
    smilesaustin says:
    November 14, 2020 at 11:09 am
    Man, those of us in the real world have to quarantine for 2 weeks if they have a known exposure. In the NFL you can go back to your routine after less than a week!

    Those of us in the real world don’t have thousands of dollars to take daily coronavirus tests. Those of us in the real world don’t have as much money riding on our ability to go to work as NFL athletes do.
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    Don’t forget that guys in the NFL are ‘over’ their concussions in a week. Two weeks tops, yet people like Sidney Crosby and Dale Earnhardt Jr sit out weeks, months or forever because of them.

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