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Insider Only Day 11: Roethlisberger sharp in Monday Afternoon Practice

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had what might have been his strongest performance in training camp Monday afternoon.
Roethlisberger starred in the team 11-on-11 drills and was very sharp throughout the practice. Roethlisberger’s top targets in today’s practice were Heath Miller and Hines Ward.
While the coaching staff has never come out and said that the #2 quarterback job is open, some in the media seem to think it is.
When the Steelers drafted Dennis Dixon in the 5th round, the organization had Dixon rated as a 3rd round value. Just like Batch, Dixon has had mixed results through the first 11 days of camp.
Batch who got off to a slow start, has performed well as of late, including a solid performance this afternoon. He has a leg up on Dixon for now.
*Wide receiver Brandon Williams has caught the eye of the coaching staff and quietly has had a good camp. Until today, he has outplayed Dallas Baker who is a major long-shot to make the roster.
For now, Holmes, Ward, Sweed, Wallace, McDonald and even Williams have been ahead of Baker on the depth chart.
*The Steelers really like kick returner Stefan Logan and he has been impressive in special teams drills but his ability to make the team will depend on him making plays in the preseason.
To keep a kick return specialist who is not a factor at another position, he has to be a special player and Logan’s going to have to prove that starting Thursday night against Arizona.
There continues to be a buzz surrounding

offensive lineman Ramon Foster (6-6, 326lbs). He’s been getting a strong look at guard lately and continues to draw praise from the coaching staff.
Ryan Mundy is off to a slow start. He has been very inconsistent and has been beat deep on a number of occasions.
Roy Lewis who can play cornerback and safety has put himself in a stronger position to land a roster spot.

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