From photographer Ed Thompson this afternoon:

“A recognizable future HOFer snuck into the Steelers facilty today and made his rounds getting lots of love and hugs from the staff and players. Ben also spent some private time too with Mr. Rooney.”

From photographer Matt Freed:

“Reunion day for Ben Roethlisberger at practice Wednesday at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex.”

From the Steelers:

“A familiar face stopped by practice today.”

And some fun stuff from Ed Thompson:

“Former Steelers Big Ben, who showed up as a surprise guest today at practice, got to play his and ST’s coach Danny Smith game. These two only do this a couple times a year and personally, I never thought I’d see this fun again.”