Ben Roethlisberger is back as the Steelers starting quarterback, walking around the field and slapping hands with teammates during pregame warmups.
He missed the past four with a sprained left knee, and Pittsburgh (4-3) has a key game at Heinz Field against undefeated Cincinnati (6-0). The Bengals would take command of the AFC North with a win.
The Bengals also have a key player back. Middle linebacker Vontaze Burfict missed the first six games while recovering from offseason knee surgery, and was added to the active roster on Saturday. He's active for the game but is expected to have a limited role as Cincinnati works him back in slowly.
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Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson (knee) and tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (shoulder), who had been listed as doubtful, will not play. The injuries put more emphasis on WR Mike Evans, who had a career-best eight receptions for 164 yards and one touchdown in last week's loss to the Redskins.
Also, Cleveland's defense returns three starters: Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden is back after missing two games with a concussion, Safety Tashaun Gipson returns after missing three games with an ankle injury and linebacker Craig Robertson returns after four games with ankle injury.
Here are the inactives:
CINCINNATI AT PITTSBURGH
Bengals: WR Mario Alford, CB Chris Lewis-Harris, LB P.J. Dawson, TE C.J. Uzomah, DT Marcus Hardison, DT Brandon Thompson, DE Margus Hunt.
Steelers: QB Michael Vick, WR Tyler Murphy, S Will Allen, LB Terence Garvin, OT Byron Stingily, TD Jesse James, DE Stephon Tuitt.
MINNESOTA AT CHICAGO
Vikings: LB Audie Cole, C Nick Easton, DT Sharrif Floyd, OL Jeremiah Sirles, TE Rhett Ellison, DE Justin Trattou, QB Taylor Heinicke.
Bears: CB Terrance Mitchell, RB Ka'Deem Carey, LB Shea McClellin, C Hroniss Grasu, OL Jermon Bushrod, DL Bruce Gaston, WR Cameron Meredith.
TAMPA BAY AT ATLANTA
Buccaneers: QB Ryan Griffin, CB Tim Jennings, S Major Wright, DT Tony McDaniel, WR Vincent Jackson, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, DT Clinton McDonald
Falcons: WR Nick Williams, CB Dezmen Southward, S William Moore, C Gino Gradkowski, OT Bryce Harris, WR Leonard Hankerson, DE Malliciah Goodman
ARIZONA AT CLEVELAND
Cardinals: QB Matt Barkley, LB Shaq Riddick, LB Alex Okafor, T D.J. Humphries, T/G Earl Watford, TE Darren Fells, NT Xavier Williams.
Browns: QB Austin Davis, WR Andrew Hawkins, DB Jordan Poyer, DB Don Jones, LB Jayson DiManche, TE Rob Housler TE E.J. Bibbs
SAN DIEGO AT BALTIMORE
Chargers: LB Manti Te'o, LB Denzel Perryman, LB Tourek Williams, G Orlando Franklin, CB Craig Mager, FS Eric Weddle, RB Donald Brown, RB Donald Brown.
Ravens: T Eugene Monroe, WR Jeremy Butler, WR Breshad Perriman, CB Tray Walker, OL De'Ondre Wesley, DT Kapron Lewis-Moore, S Terrence Brooks.
NEW YORK GIANTS AT NEW ORLEANS
Giants: CB Prince Amukamara, LB Jon Beason, LB J.T. Thomas, DE Owa Odighizuwa, T Bobby Hart, WR Victor Cruz, DT Louis Nix III.
Saints: QB Garrett Grayson, LB David Hawthorne, DE Obum Gwacham, LB Dannell Ellerbe, DT Kaleb Eulls, T Andrus Peat, DE Tavaris Barnes
SAN FRANCISCO AT ST. LOUIS
49ers: WR DeAndrew White, RB Carlos Hyde, G Brandon Thomas, OL Ian Silberman, NT Mike Purcell, WR Anquan Boldin, TE Blake Bell.
Rams: QB Sean Mannion, S Christian Bryant, RB Trey Watts, TE Justice Cunningham, G Cody Wichmann, DE Chris Long, DT Doug Worthington.
TENNESSEE AT HOUSTON
Titans: QB Marcus Mariota, CB Perrish Cox, RB Terrance West, G Quinton Spain, WR Harry Douglas, DE Ropati Pitoitua, DT Mike Martin.
Texans: WR Cecil Shorts, CB Kareem Jackson, S Rahim Moore, LB Kourtnei Brown, LB Akeem Dent, LB Bernardrick McKinney, C Greg Mancz
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