Pittsburgh Steelers starters to play a couple of series

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LATROBE, Pa. (AP) -- Ben Roethlisberger and the rest of the Steelers' starters are expected to play a couple of series in the preseason opener against the Arizona Cardinals, which lost to Pittsburgh in the Super Bowl six months ago.

Coach Mike Tomlin said yesterday he plans to keep the offensive starters together, although injuries are making that difficult.

Starting center Justin Hartwig (toe) is not expected to play and neither will backup Darnell Stapleton (knee). Former practice squad player Doug Legursky, an undrafted 2008 rookie from Marshall, may start.

Tomlin said all four quarterbacks could play in tomorrow night's game in Pittsburgh, depending on how the game goes.