Ben: 'I felt good'

The practice report for the quarterbacks remained unchanged today and the identity of the starter on Sunday in Kansas City remains unresolved.

Ben Roethlisberger (knee) was listed as having limited participation in practice for the second consecutive day.

And Mike Vick (hamstring) did not participate for the second consecutive day.

"I felt fine, I felt normal; knee didn't swell up, so I felt good," Roethlisberger said.

Offensive coordinator Todd Haley summed things up as follows:

"We're preparing Landry (Jones), getting him a lot of reps. It's a great opportunity for him from a practice standpoint. Obviously, you saw Ben getting some reps and he's continuing to progress. We're full-speed ahead with Landry until told otherwise."

Roethlisberger hasn't played since suffering a sprained MCL/bone bruise in his left knee on Sept. 27 at St. Louis.

Jones relieved Vick twice last Sunday against Arizona, Jones' NFL debut.

The Steelers prepare for the week 7 match up against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Practice squad WR Tyler Murphy, a quarterback at Boston College, is in the mix as a potential emergency backup.

"We're getting him reps," Haley said. "We don't know what the scenario is going to be. That's where a guy like that is very valuable, had quarterback experience in college and then also got snaps with us in the preseason and training camp. As we say, the more you can do."

Roethlisberger said he did "probably a little more" today than he had on Wednesday.

"I did the same amount of the 'show' (scout) team but did more of the (Steelers') offense," he said.

As for how this will eventually play out, "still coach's (Mike Tomlin's) call," Roethlisberger said.

"It's not even my call so I don't know what to feel. I guess Mike is going to look at the film and see what he thinks and go from there. Tomorrow he'll ask me, 'How'd your knee do over night? Are you sore?' And I'll tell him how I feel and he'll probably look at the film and determine off the film what he's going to do."

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