Well, it appears as if all the lobbying Big Ben has done for playing time in this Saturday's upcoming preseason game againist the Cardinals has paid off. Cowher announced this morning at his press conference that Ben would get the start.
Also, Ward will be sitting this one out due to a sore hamstring. Look for 2nd year pro Nate Washington to get the start. Washington made 2 key 3rd down receptions to move the chains during last years post season. Watch this guy; he has been very impressive up to this point.