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Ben Roethlisberger Throws to Teammates for First Time Since Surgery

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Before his surgery on his throwing elbow last fall, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger promised that he wasn’t going to get a haircut or trim his beard until he could throw passes to his receivers again.

“I’m not going to shave or cut my hair until I can throw a football again,” Roethlisberger pledged. “Like throw it to one of my teammates.”

In a post on Twitter on Monday, Roethlisberger revealed that he had done both, posting clips of a training session with James Conner, JuJu Smith-Schuster and Ryan Switzer in addition to a trip to a barber shop to trim his grizzly beard.

The throwing session featuring Roethlisberger and his teammates was filmed at Quaker Valley High School in Leetsdale. The Steelers’ UPMC Rooney Sports Complex practice facility is slated to be open for Roethlisberger and other rehabilitating athletes on Monday.

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Highlights from Steelers Practice 10/28/20

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Defensive captain Cam Heyward leads the defense in their preperation for the Steelers big game this Sunday with the Baltimore Ravens.

Heyward leads by example while going through a drill.

Footage courtesy Pittsburgh Steelers

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Terrell Edmunds Explains New Nickname

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Terrell Edmunds informs the media, including Mike Asti and Alan Saunders of Steelers Now, about his new nickname. Call him “Old Fashioned” from now on. He also expresses how feels about the current state of the Steelers, and that’s obviously includes being happy about the team’s record but also understanding the need to improve.

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Steelers Week 10 Game vs. Bengals Flexed to 4:25 p.m. National Broadcast

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The Steelers game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 10 has been flexed into a national television broadcast slot.

The Steelers and Bengals will now kick off at Heinz Field on Sunday, Nov. 15 at 4:25 p.m. The game had originally been scheduled to kick at 1 p.m. It will be broadcast nationally on FOX. All of that weekend’s early games will be broadcast on FOX, as CBS has coverage of The Masters, which was rescheduled from this summer.

The game will be Pittsburgh’s first matchup against 2020 NFL Draft No. 1 pick, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow.

The Steelers are also playing a 4:25 p.m., nationally broadcast game in Week 9 against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. That game will be televised by CBS.

That will be the second time this season the Steelers will be placed in a nation-wide television slot. The team opened the season playing on ESPN’s Monday Night Football against the New York Giants.

The Steelers’ Week 7 game against the Tennessee Titans was protected by CBS in a 1 p.m. time slot, but was broadcast nearly nationwide, with CBS only showing two other 1 p.m. games.

The Steelers will play on national television at least three more times this season: against the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, Nov. 26, on Sunday Night Football against the Buffalo Bills on Dec. 13 and at the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday, Dec. 21.

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