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Source: Steelers' Grimble has ligament surgery

Steelers tight end Xavier Grimble underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb/wrist area, a source tells ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. Grimble will most likely miss the rest of the preseason, but hopes to return for the regular season opener.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers TE Xavier Grimble underwent surgery to repair a ligament in thumb/wrist area, per source. The hope is a Week 1 return but he will be out a few weeks. Team is already thin at TE with Vance McDonald nursing a foot injury.

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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

After brief stint in concussion protocol, Ben Roethlisberger is practicing in full Saturday, including his normal rugby ball warmup routine.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

More good news for Steelers with Ben Roethlisberger: The quarterback did not experience any concussion symptoms after falling in Tuesday's practice. Was removed from protocol pretty quickly.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Coach Mike Tomlin on James Washington's ability to make contested catches: "He didn't do anything in this stadium that we hadn't seen on the practice fields of Latrobe, so that's a good sign."

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

James Conner and James Washington might not open the season as starters, but they look like playmakers the Steelers need. Conner showed off his improved conditioning with runs of 24 and 26 yards on back-to-back carries through the teeth of the Packers' defense. He's solidified his role as Le'Veon Bell's backup. Washington has a knack for the contested catch, winning twice over the top of Packers defenders for scores and finishing with 114 yards. He'll get game passes from Ben Roethlisberger soon enough.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Second-year quarterback Josh Dobbs looks comfortable running the Steelers offense in the second half. He's making good decisions and has found a chemistry with Mason Rudolph's guy in college, James Washington.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

A double pick-six! Packers corner Josh Jackson takes Josh Dobbs' first throw of the night to the house, just like Tramon Williams did on Mason Rudolph's first throw to open the game. This is not what Pittsburgh had in mind when it wanted to showcase its young draft picks.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

The Steelers defense can blame the preseason and several starters sidelined, but giving up 27 points in a half won't make coach Mike Tomlin happy. Penalties and bad angles to the football offset a few splash plays.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Mason Rudolph and JuJu Smith-Schuster smoothly worked a post route for a goal-line touchdown during Tuesday's practice. They used that exact same play to create a 4-yard touchdown Tuesday at Green Bay, good for Rudolph's first career NFL score.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

James Conner entered Year 2 in much better condition. The quickness was there on runs of 8, 24, and 26 yards for an easy touchdown drive. Le'Veon Bell's backup looking stronger every week.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

The Steelers get to see very early how Mason Rudolph responds to adversity. In his first NFL start, he throws a pick-six to Tramon Williams and gets a pick-six in the first 59 seconds of the game.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Less than two hours till Steelers-Packers. Mason Rudolph and Josh Dobbs will get all the quarterback snaps. Rudolph got first crack at two-minute drill in Tuesday's practice so perhaps he'll start but both will likely get a half of work.

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Source: Big Ben fine after concussion scare

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger did not suffer a concussion in practice this week, a source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is doing fine and expected to resume football activities soon, according to a source. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Roethlisberger is out of concussion protocol. During Tuesday's practice, Roethlisberger got tangled with linemen on a rollout play and hit his head.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Roethlisberger has made the trip to Green Bay for the Steelers' preseason game, according to a source. Roethlisberger wasn't going to play but was placed in concussion protocol after taking a hit in Tuesday's practice. Teammates said Roethlisberger was fine after the hit, and traveling can be considered a good sign.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

It's been a tough training camp for T.J. Watt. A hamstring pull cost him most of training camp. Watt says the Steelers are being cautious with him and he'll be back soon. He was jogging off to the side Tuesday.

Stephen A. 'very concerned' with Roethlisberger concussion (1:54)

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