Ben Roethlisberger wants to play against Bruce Arians, his former play caller, and the Arizona Cardinals this Sunday.
Whether Pittsburgh Steelers doctors and coach Mike Tomlin will allow the quarterback to play remains to be seen, but he took a positive step on Wednesday.
Big Ben participated in 7-on-7 work in Wednesday’s practice
The veteran quarterback said his throwing is fine, but he needs to display lateral ability before he can hit the field for game action. (NFL.com)
Nerdy Football Analysis: Ben Roethlisberger took the first important step in returning to the field today. A few more practices could be enough to get him back onto the field this week but that decision won’t be made until game day. Michael Vick continues to work with the first team in practice and would be asked to challenge a quality Cardinals defense if the medical staff prevents Big Ben from suiting up.