Ben Roethlisberger Returns To Practice Tuesday: 'My Arm Is Ready'

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger was cleared to return to Steelers practices earlier today. He’ll rejoin his teammates on the field Tuesday for his first practice since early January, with a bye week before his first game.

The bye will certainly help the rest of the Steelers offense adjust to a quarterback they haven’t worked with in months, but Roethlisberger laments the empty Sunday:

Roethlisberger gained an extra week of practice when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell trimmed his suspension from six games to four. He’ll practice for three days starting Tuesday, followed by a full pregame work week.

Still, he wishes there was a game this weekend. He never got comfortable watching games at home — he’d stand one minute, sit down the next and pace for a few more.

“I have no fingernails left,” he said. “It was hard, it really was, to watch them at home. I was on the edge of my chair, trying to keep busy. It was tough, but it was fun watching them win.”

For more on Roethlisberger and all things Steelers, stop by Behind The Steel Curtain.

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