While the 33-year-old will be suited up and on the sideline Sunday, he will serve as the backup for quarterback Landry Jones.
Roethlisberger had been listed a questionable throughout the week after having his left foot injured in a 38–35 win over the Oakland Raiders. The plan was for him to be in a walking boot during the week, but he was out of it ahead of schedule.
Roethlisberger also missed four games earlier this season with an MCL injury. The team went 2–2 with Jones and Mickael Vick as its starters.
In three games played this season, Jones has completed 28 of 47 passes for 456 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions.