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Ben Roethlisberger Not Guaranteed To Be Steelers Starter When He Returns From Suspension

The Pittsburgh Steelers recently named Dennis Dixon their starting quarterback while Ben Roethlisberger serves his suspension, but could he keep the job once Roethlisberger returns?

According to an interview with Steelers coach Mike Tomlin on Sirius Radio, Roethlisberger isn’t guaranteed to be the team’s starter once he’s eligible to return.

When asked if Roethlisberger would regain his starting job upon his return, Tomlin told Sirius NFL Radio: “I’m going to dodge that one and not artfully,” according to USA Today. “I’m not going to back myself in a corner.”

There probably isn’t much need to read too far into these comments, but it is interesting that Tomlin wouldn’t clarify that Roethlisberger is definitely his starter.

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