Roethlisberger to play vs. Titans

Field Level Media

August 23, 2019 at 7:50 pm.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will see his first preseason action of the summer in Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans.

Coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Roethlisberger’s expected participation on Friday after the 37-year-old quarterback said earlier in the week that he was “pretty sure” he’d play against the Titans.

Tomlin did not divulge whether Josh Dobbs or Mason Rudolph would immediately replace Roethlisberger on Sunday.

Roethlisberger will lead a new-look offense this season, with disgruntled stars Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown playing elsewhere. Running back Bell held out last season, opted for free agency and signed with the New York Jets while wideout Brown was traded to the Oakland Raiders.

Despite the distractions, Roethlisberger posted his best statistical season in 2018 — his 15th as a starter — leading the league and setting career highs in completions (452), attempts (675) and passing yards (5,129) and tossing a career-high 34 touchdown passes. The Steelers missed the playoffs, however, at 9-6-1.

The Steelers’ first-round pick (11th overall) in 2004, Roethlisberger is a two-time Super Bowl champion and six-time Pro Bowl selection. He ranks sixth in NFL history in passing yards (56,194) and seventh in touchdown passes (363).