Enthused Roethlisberger returns to Steelers

Ben Roethlisberger learned something during his four-week suspension: He's a lousy spectator.

Roethlisberger says he never got comfortable watching the Pittsburgh Steelers play during his absence, even though they went 3-1 without the two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback.

He returned to their practice facility Monday, where offensive coordinator Bruce Arians already had drawn-up plays waiting for him to review. Roethlisberger attended a team meeting in advance of Tuesday's practice, his first since training camp.

Roethlisberger will have two full weeks of work before the Steelers play Cleveland on Oct. 17. He wishes the Steelers had a game this weekend " instead, it's their bye week " because he misses playing.