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Saturday, July 29, 2006

Roethlisberger ready to go

Ben Roethlisberger completed the run test Saturday and proclaimed himself ready to resume his duties as the quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

In fact, Roethlisberger said Saturday, he's taking everything as normal now and will take his usual amount of snaps during the team's first practice Sunday.

What's amazing is that just six weeks ago, Roethlisberger spent seven hours in surgery to repair his face after a motorcycle accident.

The only real sign that Roethlisberger had anything happen to him are a bump on the bridge of his nose and the fact he's dropped 15 to 20 pounds, getting to 236 pounds.

On the other side of the coin, linebacker Joey Porter was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list and will be out indefinitely. Porter had offseason knee surgery. He's also reportedly miffed about his contract status. Stay tuned to this one.

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