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