Tomlin: Roethlisberger will play Saturday

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger returned to practice on Tuesday but was limited, NFL Network’s Scott Hanson reports. Still, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Roethlisberger will play in Saturday night’s preseason game against the Bills and “won’t be limited in any form or fashion.”

Hanson noted that Roethlisberger entered the Steelers’ locker room after practice with a large bag of ice on the back of his right ankle and walked with a noticeable limp.

Asked by Hanson if Roethlisberger would be OK, Steelers LB James Farrior yelled over to the quarterback several lockers down and asked, “You missing anything? Missing any time … practices, games?”

In his first comments on the injury, Roethlisberger replied, “Not that I know of.”

Roethlisberger was sidelined for last Saturday night’s preseason game against the Redskins because an Achilles’ tendon injury suffered in practice earlier in the week. He started all 16 games last season and hasn’t missed a regular-season start since Week 17 of 2007 when he was held out as a precaution with a playoff berth already sewn up.

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