The quarterback returned for his first practice on Tuesday, participating in his first NFL activity in over a month since serving his four-game league suspension. Roethlisberger impressed his teammates right off the bat, tossing a long pass to wide receiver Mike Wallace in his first snap. Wallace made a perfect over-the-shoulder grab to complete the play.
"We're going to throw the ball because we've got one of the best guys back," Wallace said, according to ESPN.com. "So I'm excited. I've been smiling. Ever since last night, I've been smiling."
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin told NFL Sirius Radio that Roethlisberger will definitely be starting in his first game back on Oct. 17 against Cleveland. The Steelers are currently on a bye week, giving Roethlisberger a week to get back into the swing of things with his team, who is currently 3-1 on the year.