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NFL: Roethlisberger on covid-19 list, to miss Steelers' Lions clash

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is out of this weekend's game against the Detroit Lions after being placed on the reserve/covid-19 list.

NFL: Roethlisberger on covid-19 list, to miss Steelers' Lions clash

The Pittsburgh Steelers have put Ben Roethlisberger on the reserve/covid-19 list, ruling the quarterback out of Sunday's Week 10 NFL clash with the Detroit Lions. 

Rudolph set to fill in for Roethlisberger at QB

The team announced the move late Saturday, and Mason Rudolph is expected to start in Roethlisberger's place

Roethlisberger landed on the covid-19 list the same day another veteran quarterback, Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers, was activated after missing last week's game at the Kansas City Chiefs. 

Rudolph figures to have an easier assignment than Rodgers' backup Jordan Love did, with Pittsburgh (5-3) hosting the winless Lions (0-8) Sunday. 

The 26-year-old Steelers backup has not played this season but started one game last year and eight games as a rookie in 2019 after Roethlisberger suffered a season-ending elbow injury. 

Roethlisberger has been vaccinated

Roethlisberger, 39, said in a recent interview that he has received the coronavirus vaccine. He could return for Pittsburgh's November 21 game at the Los Angeles Chargers.