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Goodell Tells Roethlisberger He Can Return To Team Next Week

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello has said Commissioner Roger Goodell advised Ben Roethlisberger he can return to team activities next week.

Commissioner's decision based on reports & recommendations of medical experts working with Ben. Commish w/continue to monitor his progres[s] and commissoner w/meet w/Ben against at appropriate time. No decision has been made on any modification to length of his suspension.

As a note of clarification, this announcement pertains solely to Roethlisberger's return to the practice field -- not the suspension.

His six-game suspension is still intact. The Commissioner will review his status before the start of the regular season and potentially reduce it to four games should he comply with everything.

The Steelers next OTA session is on Tuesday.