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Giants vs. Steelers: Roethlisberger Likely to Play For Pittsburgh

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It seems unlikely that Eli Manning will play in Saturday's New York Giants vs. Pittsburgh Steelers preseason game.

On the other hand, it appears Steeler quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will make an appearance, his first of the preseason.

While coach Mike Tomlin declined to reveal his plans for Roethlisberger, offensive coordinator Bruce Arians spilled the beans after practice Monday.

"Ben's going to play this week," Arians announced.

When he plays and how much still has not been revealed but Roethlisberger, who led the first team in practice Monday, will likely start against the Giants.

"I hope I get in," Roethlisberger said. "I'm not sure when. I'll take any time."

Roethlisberger expressed no unhappiness about not playing in the preseason opener Saturday against Detoit, although he said he good-naturedly bugged Tomlin "every three plays" to put him in.

Whether he plays or not really doesn't matter. Except that it will give Giants fans someone to heckle.