From Gerry Dulac, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette this afternoon:

Charlie Batch will start and Ben Roethlisberger won’t play when the Steelers conclude their preseason Thursday night in Carolina, Coach Mike Tomlin said today.

Tomlin said three other players won’t play because of injuries — cornerback Ike Taylor, wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery and rookie linebacker Chris Carter — and indicated several veterans might not play as well.

You can read more here.

Ben spoke to the media today:

“We’re starting to talk about Baltimore, looking at film and getting ready for that…the sky is the limit for this offense and for some of these guys. We can be as good as we want to be if we limit the mistakes and just play football like we know we can. I think we can be really good, but it is way too early to start talking about one individual or us as an offense. Honestly, I’ve said for a long time – I just want us to be balanced, that’s when we are at our best.”

You can watch and listen to his full interview here.