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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:06:25 -0700
The Pittsburgh Steelers are not close to a contract extension with QB Ben Roethlisberger, but his agent said Roethlisberger still wants to finish his career with the team. The two sides have been talking about an extension for a while.
Sun, 23 Mar 2014 17:25:08 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said the team remains interested in signing QB Ben Roethlisberger to a contract extension, but nothing likely would occur until the summer at the earliest. Colbert also indicated the team may not be able to reach an agreement with Roethlisberger this offseason.
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 11:34:07 -0800
Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said he wants to sign QB Ben Roethlisberger to a contract extension that would keep him with the team for the rest of his career.
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:29:14 -0800
Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert suggested the quarterback position will not be a priority in the 2014 NFL Draft, even with QB Ben Roethlisberger turning 32 in 2014.
Wed, 08 Jan 2014 10:22:57 -0800
Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II said the team wants to keep QB Ben Roethlisberger for the rest of his career but is not sure if they will sign Roethlisberger to an extension this offseason or next offseason.
Sun, 05 Jan 2014 09:19:41 -0800
The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to offer QB Ben Roethlisberger a contract extension this offseason. Roethlisberger has two years left on his current contract.
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 23:49:45 -0800
With 7,673 passing yards in 30 regular-season starts, Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck needs 248 for the most by a quarterback in his first two seasons. Carolina's Cam Newton had 7,920 in 2011-12 and the Colts' Peyton Manning had 7,874 in 1998-99. Also, Luck has 20 wins, tied for fourth-most by a QB in his first two seasons. Seattle's Russell Wilson has 23 with two games to play while Ben Roethlisberger had 22 in 2004-05 and Dan Marino 21 in 1983-84.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 09:40:29 -0800
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger said he has no issues with offensive coordinator Todd Haley, and his comments were taken out of context. "It's unbelievable," Roethlisberger said. "It gets blown up and it's by reporters that come in there and ask the dumbest questions after a game, and it makes it ridiculous when they only take part of your answer.
"It was taken way out of context. There is absolutely no issue between coach Haley and I. I love where this offense is right now."
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:01:32 -0800
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger did not agree with the team's game plan in Week 14 against the Miami Dolphins after they went away from the running game after it was successful early in the game. "Their scheme, I don't know, there was no particular reason," said Roethlisberger.
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 19:23:26 -0800
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger threw his 213th career touchdown pass in the Week 14 game against the Miami Dolphins, breaking a tie with Hall of Fame QB Terry Bradshaw for the most in team history.
Sun, 17 Nov 2013 09:40:14 -0800
The Pittsburgh Steelers would take a salary cap hit of around $12 million if they decided to trade QB Ben Roethlisberger during the offseason.
Sun, 17 Nov 2013 06:41:53 -0800
The Pittsburgh Steelers are not planning on trading QB Ben Roethlisberger, and Roethlisberger has never had a discussion about leaving the team. If anything, he would like to finish his career in Pittsburgh.
Thu, 14 Nov 2013 13:21:51 -0800
The Pittsburgh Steelers and QB Ben Roethlisberger will likely approach a contract extension this offseason with Roethlisberger having two years left on his current contract. Roethlisberger could ask for more than $20 million a year in a new deal. "They could always structure the deal so Roethlisberger wouldn't count as much against the cap next year as he would if they didn't sign him to a new deal," the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Gerry Dulac pointed out. "But, based on the Joe Flacco deal, the price of paying a quarterback, especially one with two Super Bowls victories, has gone way up. At a minimum, Roethlisberger is going to want $75 million over three years. And do the Steelers want to pay that?"
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 09:54:53 -0800
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is refuting reports that suggested he might seek a trade after the 2013 season. "It's ridiculous," Roethlisberger said after Sunday's 23-10 victory over the Buffalo Bills. "This is where I've always wanted to be. I don't want to play for anyone else." President Art Rooney II also issued a statement saying the previous report was "erroneous," and he has no intentions of trying to trade Roethlisberger.
Sun, 10 Nov 2013 07:27:26 -0800
If the Pittsburgh Steelers trade QB Ben Roethlisberger, the Arizona Cardinals could be a landing spot as Roethlisberger and head coach Bruce Arians would be reunited.
Sun, 10 Nov 2013 07:16:29 -0800
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is not happy with the team's current situation and could explore trade options after the 2013 season. The Steelers would not trade him unless they could replace him with a franchise quarterback.
Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:19:53 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 1, and is listed as probable for Week 9.
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:41:24 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 31.
Fantasy Tip: Roethlisberger probably should not be an option for owners this week unless they are looking for a bye week replacement.
Wed, 30 Oct 2013 13:34:03 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Curtis Brown (non-injury), OG David DeCastro (ankle), DT Steve McClendon (illness) and WR Markus Wheaton (finger) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 30. OG Ramon Foster (concussion), TE Heath Miller (non-injury) and QB Ben Roethlisberger (non-injury) were limited. LB Lawrence Timmons (hand) and OT Guy Whimper (knee) practiced in full.
Fantasy Tip: Both Big Ben and Miller were being rested Wednesday and should be fully ready to suit up in Week 9 against the New England Patriots. Both are rather weak plays, however, unless you're in need of bye week or injury replacements at their respective positions.
Wed, 30 Oct 2013 07:17:48 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger recently had a talk with WR Antonio Brown about his complaints on the sideline. He said on a local radio show that he told Brown if he's going to complain on the sideline, he needs to make the big plays when they are there for him. Head coach Mike Tomlin also mentioned Brown's mishaps in his Week 8 post-game press conference. "We came away from that drive with no points because of an interception on third down that went through Antonio Brown's hands and was picked off by their cornerback," Tomlin said.
Fri, 11 Oct 2013 12:13:51 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (finger) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 11, and is listed as probable for Week 6.
Thu, 10 Oct 2013 15:21:59 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (finger) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 10.
Wed, 09 Oct 2013 13:59:24 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (finger) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9.
Fantasy Tip: It looks like Big Ben is a go for Week 6, get him into your lineups as you normally would.
Tue, 01 Oct 2013 11:06:21 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (finger) suffered a partial dislocation of his right index finger in Week 4 and was wearing a sleeve on his finger Tuesday, Oct. 1. However, the partial dislocation shouldn't be an issue for him. His injury is minor enough that he asked head coach Mike Tomlin to allow him to practice Tuesday.
Fantasy Tip: With Pittsburgh's bye week coming in Week 5, Roethlisberger should have no problem getting on the field in Week 6. More serious injuries in the past haven't held him back.
Mon, 30 Sep 2013 10:11:21 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (finger) injured the index finger on his right hand in the team's Week 4 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, but he said the injury wasn't serious. Roethlisberger was 36-for-51 for 383 yards and a touchdown but also threw an interception and lost a fumble.
Fantasy Tip: With the team's bye week upcoming, Big Ben should be fine for Week 6.
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 10:56:29 -0700
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller (knee) could return to play against the Chicago Bears in Week 3. He is scheduled to fully practice this week after being limited last week. Miller has been a trusted target for QB Ben Roethlisberger in the past and could go a long way in helping the team fix their offensive struggles. Miller had a 71 catches for a career-high 816 yards last season before being injured. The team's tight ends have only four catches and 50 yards in two games this year.
Wed, 11 Sep 2013 10:57:47 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has been excused from practice Wednesday, Sept. 11, because of personal issues. He is expected to practice Thursday, Sept. 12.
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 00:04:01 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger became the 35th quarterback in league history to reach the 30,000-yard plateau. He accomplished the feat during the team's Sunday, Sept. 8 game against the Tennessee Titans.
Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:31:51 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger will not play in the final preseason game.
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 11:15:26 -0700
The Pittsburgh Steelers plan to use QBs Bruce Gradkowski in the first quarter of the preseason opener against the New York Giants, replacing QB Ben Roethlisberger. QB John Parker Wilson will also see time, as will QB Landry Jones. Jones has reportedly struggled in his first two weeks of training camp.
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 11:15:00 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger will start the preseason opener Saturday, Aug. 10, against the New York Giants, and he is likely to play on series, depending on the number of snaps.
Wed, 07 Aug 2013 18:39:00 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown has had an under-the-radar training camp, but he still showed he can stretch the field during practice Wednesday, Aug. 7. He and QB Ben Roethlisberger connected on a long touchdown, as Brown beat CB Ike Taylor.
Sat, 27 Jul 2013 08:53:30 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (knee) said his right knee is fine even though head coach Mike Tomlin said Roethlisberger was dealing with a little discomfort in the knee.
Fri, 26 Jul 2013 14:37:56 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said QB Ben Roethlisberger (knee) is dealing with some discomfort in his knee, but it is not considered a setback.
Wed, 03 Jul 2013 08:05:06 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (knee) said his surgically repaired right knee feels better than ever. "It feels great, it feels better than ever, like it's a brand new knee and I feel younger than ever, I feel good," Roethlisberger said.
Tue, 02 Jul 2013 12:02:20 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger wants to win more Super Bowls, and pass retired QB Terry Bradshaw in total Super Bowl wins. "I want to pass Terry Bradshaw by getting more Super Bowl wins," Roethlisberger said. "That's our expectations in Pittsburgh. ... There is no other franchise I would rather play for than the Pittsburgh Steelers."
Tue, 02 Jul 2013 05:31:24 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is expected to earn $11.6 million this season, which will give him $76.5 million of his eight-year, $102 million deal he signed in March 2008. The most any player received from a $100 million deal was former QB Donovan McNabb with $69 million.
Mon, 01 Jul 2013 11:46:45 -0700
The Pittsburgh Steelers likely will look to sign QB Ben Roethlisberger to a contract extension next offseason because he is scheduled to count $18 million against the salary cap in 2014.
Tue, 11 Jun 2013 15:44:18 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (knee) said the recovery from surgery to repair a torn right knee meniscus is going well and that he could play this weekend if he had to.
"It feels great," Roethlisberger said. "I saw Doc [James] Bradley this morning. He was pleasantly surprised with the range of motion and where we're at with the swelling. It feels great. I've been off crutches for a couple days now and moving around pretty good. I think I could play Sunday if I had to. According to Doc, the surgery went really well, my knee is in great shape. They took care of the little problem. It had been bothering me a little bit last year and we just decided now is the time to take care of it."
Fantasy Tip: Roethlisberger lacks weapons in the passing game and should be viewed as a rather weak QB2 in 2013.
Wed, 05 Jun 2013 11:11:39 -0700
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (knee) could have played with the injured meniscus in his right knee, but doctors recommended he underwent the surgery.
Wed, 05 Jun 2013 09:39:58 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (knee) had minor surgery on his right knee Wednesday, June 5, and is expected to be healthy for the start of training camp.
Fantasy Tip: There's little reason initially to think that this will compromise his ability to play, but Big Ben has dealt with a few nagging injuries in his recent past. Keep an eye on this as we learn more details and inch closer to Week 1.
Wed, 29 May 2013 12:06:34 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger met with offensive coordinator Todd Haley several times this offseason and had a lot of input into what worked and what did not last season. Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders said Haley is giving Roethlisberger more control at the line of scrimmage in terms of check downs and hot reads.
Fantasy Tip: Roethlisberger was playing well before his injury last season but did not look completely comfortable with Haley's offense. He lost Mike Wallace this offseason, and Heath Miller's (knee) availability for Week 1 is uncertain, which hurts his value. He should be seen as a weak No. 2 quarterback entering drafts.
Wed, 22 May 2013 11:30:38 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has voiced his happiness over the direction of the team's new offense this offseason. "There've been some changes this offseason in some of the offensive philosophies, playbook and some things that I think are good," Roethlisberger said. "It's some compromise from all the different position coaches, the running back coaches, the line and quarterback coaches. I think we've taken a little bit of everything and made it a lot better."
Fantasy Tip: It's unclear what changes were made to the offense by Todd Haley and the rest of the coaching staff, but things definitely needed to be altered after the offense had no consistency last year. Emmanuel Sanders must pick up some slack now that Mike Wallace is out of the picture, and the running attack must be more productive, as well. The new scheme may favor more deep passes after Big Ben complained of too many dink-and-dunk routes last season.
Tue, 07 May 2013 08:47:12 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Landry Jones said his main goal is to simply gain an understanding of the team's offense and not one day replace QB Ben Roethlisberger as the team's starting quarterback. "I have no idea," Jones said. "You might want to talk to the coaches or Mr. Rooney on that one, what they want to do. I'm just here to learn football. They give me an opportunity to come play." General manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin insist the team did not draft Jones as the quarterback of the future but to provide a youth movement at the position.
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 06:29:29 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is taking part in voluntary offseason workouts that began Monday, April 15.
Sat, 13 Apr 2013 16:09:44 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has been pushing for the team to match the offer restricted free-agent WR Emmanuel Sanders signed with the New England Patriots. The Steelers are not worried about the $2.5 million Sanders would make, but could lose him next offseason.
Wed, 06 Mar 2013 11:16:55 -0800
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger said he is feeling great after dealing with a sprained right shoulder and dislocated rib during the season. "I feel great. I think I ended the season healthier than I have in a long time. I know that sounds crazy because of my ribs and chest, but I played three or four games at the end of the season and I was actually getting healthy as the season was ending," Roethlisberger said.
Fri, 01 Mar 2013 05:47:01 -0800
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger dismissed any fracture in the locker room. "I want it to be known there is no locker-room issue, there is no leadership issue," Roethlisberger said. "Even if guys say it out of frustration, they're trying to find something to say. I think it's important to know we all have each other's back."
Thu, 28 Feb 2013 08:59:19 -0800
Updating previous items, Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has restructured his contract to create $3 million in cap space for the team. His 2013 cap number has dropped from $19.6 million to $16.6 million.
Thu, 28 Feb 2013 08:49:36 -0800
The Pittsburgh Steelers will save roughly $6 million off their salary cap after restructuring the deal of QB Ben Roethlisberger, which will convert his salary into bonus money.