Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has cleared the NFL's COVID-19 protocols and will be activated with the expectation to start Sunday's game against the host Los Angeles Chargers, the team announced Saturday.
Roethlisberger, who tested positive for COVID-19 last Saturday, will fly separately from the team to Los Angeles as a precaution.
Mason Rudolph, 26, struggled to ignite the offense last Sunday in Pittsburgh's 16-16 tie against the winless Detroit Lions. He completed 30 of 50 passes for 242 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
Roethlisberger, 39, has completed 65.6 percent of his passes for 1,986 yards and 10 touchdowns against four interceptions in eight games this season for the Steelers (5-3-1).
Roethlisberger is playing in his 18th season in the NFL after signing a restructured contract that included a pay cut over the offseason. The six-time Pro Bowl selection has spent the entirety of his pro career in Pittsburgh and won two Super Bowls with the Steelers.
--Field Level Media