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Steelers QB Roethlisberger set to return against the Chargers

After missing last week's tie with the Detroit Lions, Ben Roethlisberger is set to return for the Pittsburgh Steelers after being removed from covid list.

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Steelers QB Roethlisberger set to return against the Chargers

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been activated off the team's reserve/covid-19 list.

Roethlisberger missed last week's clash with the Detroit Lions, which finished 16-16 after overtime, but the Steelers' director of communications Burt Lauten confirmed on Saturday that the 39-year-old will be back for Sunday's meeting with the Los Angeles Chargers.

The Steelers are 5-3-1 and second in the AFC North, though Roethlisberger's absence was felt against the Lions.

Roethlisberger to come in for Rudolph

Mason Rudolph started in his place, but missed a glut of opportunities to deliver touchdown passes, including a late throw into the dirt that should have put Ray-Ray McCloud into the endzone.

Rudolph threw for, 242 yards, one touchdown, one interception and registered a completion percentage of 60.

While Rudolph told ESPN on Thursday that he was preparing to start against the Chargers, it appears he will be back on the bench, with Roethlisberger able to return to action.

Roethlisberger, a two-time Super Bowl champion, has thrown for 1,986 yards and 10 touchdowns so far this season across eight games.

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