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    NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – OCTOBER 25: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers speaks to his coach Mike Tomlin on the sideline during a game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on October 25, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) Ben Roethlisberger’s tenure with the Steelers is nearing an end. Will Pittsburgh look to replace him in Round 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft? In a perfect world, the Steelers would possess the sort of premium draft pick required to secure Ben Roethlisberger’s long-term replacement in this year’s draft. Unfortunately for Pittsburgh, the No. 24 overall selection isn’t good enough to make that a good bet for the franchise. It’s still possible the Steelers will use that selection on a new quarterback, but it’s not overly likely. Instead, fans in the Steel City should focus on the idea that their front office will look to fill another...
    Ben Roethlisberger is returning for an 18th season with the Pittsburgh Steelers and is taking a pay cut to do it. The team and the two-time Super Bowl winner announced on Thursday they have agreed on a new contract that assures the 39-year-old will be back in 2021. Financial details were not immediately available, though the Steelers made no secret of the need for Roethlisberger to take a pay cut to ease some of the burden of his NFL-high $41.25-million salary-cap hit scheduled for 2021. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM NFL Network, citing anonymous sources, said Roethlisberger's new deal will essentially pay him $14 million this season and adds four voidable years to spread out the dead money. "I am grateful to be at this stage of my career and more than happy to adjust my contract in a way that best helps the team to address...
    Getty Images Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger attempts a pass against the Cincinnati Bengals on December 21, 2020. Early Thursday afternoon the Pittsburgh Steelers announced that they have signed quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a new contract for the 2021 season. In the hours since, details have emerged about the specifics of the deal. Most notable, perhaps, is that Roethlisberger’s compensation for 2021 has been lowered from $19 million to $14 million, this according to ESPN senior NFL insider Adam Schefter, who also advises that the Steelers have picked up over $15 million in cap space this year. Ben Roethlisberger willingly reduced his pay to $14M from $19M in this final year of his contract and spread the cash payment through 2022, per source. It lowered the cap hit by over $15M, all so the team can make the right moves to be as competitive as possible this...
    DeSantis denies involvement in vaccine drive following revelation of $250,000 PAC donation from former Illinois governor Box jellyfish: Australian teenager dies a week after being stung We heard earlier Thursday that Ben Roethlisberger had come to an agreement with the Steelers, and now we have the details on the restructure. © Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) jogs off the field following the game against the Buffalo Bills at Bills Stadium.  Roethlisberger reduced his compensation from $19M to $14M for this season, a source told Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (Twitter link). He then spread the cash payment out into future seasons, saving the team about $15M in cap space for this season in total. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network then tweeted the full breakdown. He’s getting a $12.925M signing bonus, and a $1.075M base salary for 2021. As expected, the new pact has four voidable...
    Nearly 160 million U.S. households to get virus stimulus checks: White House YouTube CEO: Trump to be reinstated once risk of violence passes The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Thursday that they have agreed to a restructured contract with Ben Roethlisberger, and it involved the star quarterback taking a pay cut. © Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws on the run during the third quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium.  ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Steelers have lowered Roethlisberger’s pay from $19 million to $14 million and spread the cash payment through 2022. The new deal lowered Roethlisberger’s salary cap hit by more than $15 million. It is not uncommon for players to reduce their salary cap hit by spreading money out, but oftentimes that does not involve a pay cut. There are ways for teams to manipulate their cap space...
    “Big Ben” takes a small pay cut. On Thursday, the Steelers announced that they have signed quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a new contract for the 2021, effectively restructuring the remaining money on Roethlisberger’s contract and ending a months-long odyssey of the two parties dancing around one another in contract discussions. We have signed QB Ben Roethlisberger to a new contract for 2021. — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) March 4, 2021 “It is my greatest honor to be a Pittsburgh Steeler and give my all for this organization,” Roethlisberger said in a statement. “I am grateful to be at this stage of my career and more than happy to adjust my contract in a way that best helps the team to address other players who are so vital to our success. I love this game and love to compete, and I believe in this team and my ability to deliver...
    After being over the projected salary cap this offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers are now under it after Ben Roethlisberger’s new deal. Don’t call it a comeback. Or even a discount. Still, Ben Roethlisberger’s new deal is helping the Pittsburgh Steelers stay competitive in what could be his last year come the 2021 season. Previously looking at a comical cap hit of more than $41 million for Roethlisberger, the two sides agreed to a revised deal which will pay Big Ben $14 million, lowering his total cap hit by more than $15 million. The catch is Roethlisberger getting a cash payment through 2022, which means he’ll still get checks even though in all likelihood he won’t be on the team. We have signed QB Ben Roethlisberger to a new contract for 2021. — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) March 4, 2021 Why did the Steelers bring Ben Roethlisberger back on this deal?We’ve seen...
    Here are the states that dont require face masks Granholm: DOEs big clean energy spending to come with strings attached As expected, the Steelers have worked out a new 2021 contract for longtime quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Jerome Bettis on Big Ben: He still can be the answer... short term USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Steelers sign Ben Roethlisberger to new contract for 2021 Steelers Wire Referee And Rocket Scientist? Adrian Hill Talks About The Pressure On And Off The Field CBS Baltimore Pelissero: Kirk Cousins appears entrenched as Vikes QB1 through 2022 NFL Garafolo: Eagles look poised for partial, not full, team rebuild NFL Jalen Ramsey: I highly doubt Deshaun Watson will play for Texans again NFL Virtual Radio Row: J.K. Dobbins talks Lamar Jackson, Justin Fields...
    Michael Reaves/Getty Images Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers laughs with head coach Mike Tomlin during the first half against the Jacksonville Jaguars on November 22, 2020. On Thursday afternoon the Pittsburgh Steelers announced that they have signed quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, 39, to a new contract for the 2021 season. The news comes a week after Steelers president Art Rooney II indicated that the team wanted Roethlisberger back for an 18th season. “We are excited we were able to come to an agreement with Ben Roethlisberger on a new contract for him to return to the Steelers in 2021,” said General Manager and Vice President Kevin Colbert in a statement posted at Steelers.com. “We know that Ben can still play at a high level and do special things for this team. Our goal remains the same–to put together a roster that will compete for another championship. We...
    Capitol Police ask that National Guard stay for another 60 days Israel, Denmark and Austria join forces against COVID-19 The Steelers have signed Ben Roethlisberger to a new contract for 2021, per a club announcement. Big Ben’s contract was too large for the Steelers’ salary cap, but the two sides found middle ground on Thursday afternoon. © Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) runs on the field before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium.  “We are excited we were able to come to an agreement with Ben Roethlisberger on a new contract for him to return to the Steelers in 2021,” said GM Kevin Colbert. “We know that Ben can still play at a high level and do special things for this team. Our goal remains the same – to put together a roster that will compete for another championship. We...
    More On: ben roethlisberger It looks like the Ben Roethlisberger drama is reaching a conclusion Steelers GM is ‘excited’ about a QB – and it’s not Ben Roethlisberger Steelers sound like they could be ready to move on from Ben Roethlisberger Ben Roethlisberger makes quick $41 million decision after Steelers owner’s split hint After a few turbulent weeks, it’s official – Ben Roethlisberger will be back with the Steelers in 2021. The team announced that they have signed the 39-year-old to a new deal on their official website Thursday afternoon. Terms of the contract were not immediately announced, but Roethlisberger will spend at least one more year in Pittsburgh. “We are excited we were able to come to an agreement with Ben Roethlisberger on a new contract for him to return to the Steelers in 2021,” GM Kevin Colbert said in a statement. “We know that Ben can still...
    Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has agreed to a new deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The team announced Thursday afternoon that the two-time Super Bowl champion has agreed to a new deal with the franchise. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Financial details aren’t known at this time, but it’s likely Big Ben took a big pay cut in order to avoid the $41 million cap hit he was previously going to have in 2021. We have signed QB Ben Roethlisberger to a new contract for 2021. — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) March 4, 2021 We all knew this was coming, and it’s now a done deal. While there might have been some speculation about his future, most people never doubted that he’d return to the Steelers. Even though he isn’t the player he once was, Roethlisberger is still a very competent starting quarterback in the...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Name(required) Email(required) Website Message Submit We have signed QB Ben Roethlisberger to a new contract for 2021. READ MORE: Telefunding Scam That Called Pennsylvania Numbers 61 Million Times Shut Down — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) March 4, 2021 READ MORE: Mask Mandate Not Among COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts Pennsylvania Considers Easing MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: Health Department Reports 3,028 New COVID-19 Cases, 50 Additional Deaths Stay with KDKA for more details.
    Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Quarterback Kyle Trask #11 of the Florida Gators throws against the Oklahoma Sooners at AT&T Stadium on December 30, 2020. The Pittsburgh Steelers want Ben Roethlisberger back for an 18th (and likely final) season. As such, it seems likely that the team will be inclined to use its draft picks to try to fill immediate needs—on the offensive line and at running back, for instance—as opposed to expending resources on a future need at the quarterback position. But don’t discount the possibility of the Steelers taking a quarterback at some point in the draft. “I think they are going to exhaust all options. They have got quarterbacks in the draft that they like,” said NFL Insider Jeremy Fowler on Monday during an appearance with The PM Team w/ Poni & Mueller on 93.7 The Fan. To be sure, one of the quarterbacks they...
    J.J. Watt won’t be joining his brothers on the Pittsburgh Steelers. On the plus side, Primanti Bros. doesn’t have to change its name. The Steelers signing the eldest Watt brother in the NFL was always based on him wanting to fulfill a career-long dream of playing with his siblings. However, he would’ve had to take far less money to make that happen. Pittsburgh simply didn’t have the financial means to make him a competitive offer, especially with Ben Roethlisberger’s contract drama leaving an enduring presence. Watt took the Arizona Cardinals’ two-year, $31 million offer and ran straight to the desert (not a Peloton guy, apparently). This leaves the Steelers without a primary free agent target for the first time this offseason. So, what should they do?Steelers rumors: Where does attention turn after J.J. Watt?Pittsburgh’s top priority has to be getting Roethlisberger under a new, and more affordable, contract. With...
    Patrick Smith/Getty Images Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers throws a pass against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on November 01, 2020. Last week Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II met with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and indicated that the team wants him to return for the 2021 season, ending speculation that a messy breakup was in the offing. In the wake of that meeting, Rooney said he believed Roethlisberger played “at a high level” last year, noting that the Steelers set a franchise record for most consecutive wins to start a season (11) and also won the AFC North. Rooney also expressed confidence that Roethlisberger—who turns 39 on Tuesday—still has the physical tools to be a winning quarterback. “His arm, I would say, is as strong or almost as strong as ever, so I think he’s certainly capable of getting the job done,” said Rooney...
    Plunging demand for COVID-19 tests may leave US exposed Andrew Yang intervened when a man wielding a metal pole attacked a photojournalist on the Staten Island Ferry The Steelers want Ben. Ben wants the Steelers. The Steelers need to revise Ben’s contract. Ben is willing to do it. © Getty Images But still it hasn’t been done. Although Steelers president Art Rooney II recently told Steelers.com that the deadline for getting a revised deal in place is March 17, Rooney hasn’t said publicly whether the Steelers intend to pay their long-time starting quarterback the $19 million he’s due to earn in 2021 via a restructuring that reduces his cap number, or whether the Steelers are trying to get Ben Roethlisberger to make good on his recent “I don’t care about my pay at all this year” declaration. Roethlisberger’s camp also isn’t saying whether the Steelers are trying to get...
    Art Rooney II thinks Ben Roethlisberger can still sling it with the best of them. This isn’t to take a shot at the Hall-of-Fame career of the 38-year-old quarterback Roethlisberger. He’s accomplished more in this league than most quarterbacks could dream of. But at this stage of his career, Roethlisberger has proven himself to be little more than an above-average, but not Super Bowl caliber signal caller. There’s nothing wrong with that, except the Steelers don’t have a Super Bowl roster around him. Steelers president Rooney II still believes Roethlisberger is of that upper echelon of quarterbacks, however, and that his arm strength is elite. “We think Ben played at a high level last year…His arm, I would say, is as strong or almost as strong as ever, so I think he’s certainly capable of getting the job done,” Rooney II said, per Ian Rapoport.Ben Roethlisberger’s arm strength is...
    Michael Reaves/Getty Images Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers laughs with head coach Mike Tomlin during the first half against the Jacksonville Jaguars on November 22, 2020. On Tuesday Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II met with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and advised the 18-year veteran that the team wants him back for the 2021 season, ending speculation that the two parties might not be on the same page. “We have been in communication with Ben throughout the offseason, and we have been clear that we would like him back but we needed to do something with the contract,” advised Rooney via Steelers.com. “We’re getting to that point now where the time is right. We have a better idea of where the salary cap is going to be [a minimum of $180 million], which is an important component of the decision. It just felt like it was time...
    Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen: A Timeline of Their Relationship Here’s What the US Minimum Wage Was the Year You Were Born If Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wants to return for the 2021 NFL season, he’ll need to restructure his contract so the Steelers can have more salary-cap flexibility as it builds out the roster around him. © Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Is Ben Roethlisberger now the worst QB in the AFC North. In order for the front office to go to work and accomplish that task on an ideal timeline, Steelers president Art Rooney II has given Big Ben a specific time by which he needs to rework his deal.Ben Roethlisberger must restructure contract by March 17 to play in PittsburghBob Labriola of the Steelers’ official website reported what Rooney had to say regarding Roethlisberger’s outlook for 2021, setting an ultimatum of the first day of the new...
    Ben Roethlisberger will be back with the Pittsburgh Steelers for the 2021 season, but he has a clear message for his front office. This offseason has been a strange one for the Pittsburgh Steelers, to say the least. So what does this mean for Roethlisberger’s future with the team? The Steel Curtain has to be tired of the run-around happening surrounding their future QB, and with the NFL free agency period and draft swiftly approaching, decisions must be made. Does Big Ben start for the Steelers in 2021? Next: Vikings moving on from longtime vet?  
    No disciplinary action for Florida cop who shot protester in face with rubber bullet Lady Gaga’s grandma ‘praying’ for dog walker shot trying to stop dognapping of singer’s French bulldogs: ‘It’s a cruel world we’re living in’ The Pittsburgh Steelers have made it clear that they will not pay Ben Roethlisberger what he is currently owed for the 2021 season, but that does not mean the team is ready to move on from its franchise quarterback. © Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Dec 27, 2020; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws a pass against the Indianapolis Colts during the first quarter at Heinz Field.  A recent report claimed some within the Steelers organization want to move on from Roethlisberger. Team owner Art Rooney II insists he is not one of those people. Rooney spoke about Big Ben in an interview with Bob Labriola of Steelers.com this week, and he...
    The rumor mill has been rife with speculation surrounding the future of Ben Roethlisberger with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The quarterback on the wrong-side of 30 showed signs of age finally catching up to him over the course of the 2020 season. Starting off the season with a perfect 11-0 record, the Steelers quickly collapsed once teams figured out their short pass game. Their lack of a running game meant that more pressure fell on Roethlisberger to make the big plays. Something that ultimately ended up being too much to handle for Big Ben as the Steelers crashed out in the Wild Card Round of the NFL Playoffs. Since then, many felt that Roethlisberger had played his last snap for the franchise that drafted him back in 2004. But going by recent developments, Ben Roethlisberger is set to stay under center in Pittsburgh for 2021. Ben Roethlisberger set to stay with...
    It looks like longtime Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be staying in Pittsburgh – but there will be cap hurdles to clear. Team president Art Rooney II said in a statement Wednesday morning that both parties met and expressed a mutual desire to stay together. “Ben Roethlisberger and I met yesterday morning and we had a productive meeting,” the statement posted to Twitter read. “We were able to discuss a lot of things that relate to where we are and where we want to go. Ben assured me that he is committed to coming back to help us win, and I told Ben that we would like to have him back to help us win a championship. “We both understand that the next step is to work out Ben’s contract situation.” With the final year of the 38-year-old’s current deal coming with a $41.2 million cap hit, a contract restructure...
    Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II set the record straight regarding Ben Roethlisberger’s future with the team, saying Wednesday "we would like to have him back." Rooney released a statement confirming that both sides met on Tuesday to discuss their plans going forward. He expressed a commitment to having the veteran quarterback return for the 2021 season but that they would have to revisit his contract in order to make it happen.  CAM NEWTON NOT READY TO RETIRE AFTER 1 SEASON WITH THE PATRIOTS: ‘THERE AREN’T 32 GUYS BETTER THAN ME’ "Ben Roethlisberger and I met yesterday morning and we had a productive meeting," Rooney’s statement read. "We were able to discuss a lot of things that relate to where we are and where we want to go. Ben assured me that he is committed to coming back to help us win, and I told Ben that we would like to...
    Armed and dangerous? Online art project takes aim at militarization of robotics George Polk Awards recognize pandemic reporters To the degree there was any mystery about Ben Roethlisberger's future in Pittsburgh — at least for 2021 — an expected resolution appears to be quickly crystallizing. Jerome Bettis on Big Ben: He still can be the answer... short term USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Raiders fan with personal seat licenses get Allegiant Stadium tour KTNV Las Vegas, NV LaVar Arrington: Cowboys wont regret passing on long-term contract with Dak Prescott | UNDISPUTED FOXSports L.J. Colliers take on Russell Wilson: Hes gonna be our QB for years to come NFL LaMical Perine on Darnold: I hope hes our starting QB this season NFL Twan Russell discusses being a 2021 NFL Legends Impact...
    Gett Images Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger attempts a pass against the Cincinnati Bengals on December 21, 2020. On Tuesday Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger met with team president Art Rooney II. In the wake of that meeting, Roethlisberger’s agent, Ryan Tollner, indicated that the Steelers “want Ben back” and that he would soon be in contact with the team to resolve outstanding issues related to his client’s contract. On Wednesday morning, Art Rooney II issued a statement in which he confirmed as much, but noted that there is still work to be done. “We both understand that the next step is to work out Ben’s contract situation.” Statement from #Steelers President Art Rooney II on QB Ben Roethlisberger: pic.twitter.com/mB0CwkmrCh — Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) February 24, 2021 Ben Roethlisberger Set to Count $41.25 Million Against the Team’s 2021 Salary CapAs it stands now, the longtime Steelers...
    Fact check: No evidence that Louis Vuitton sponsored racist human zoos Idaho Man Accused of Beating Pregnant Fiancée’s 2-Year-Old Son to the ‘Point That His Body Could No Longer Take It’ There has been a lot of speculation recently that the Pittsburgh Steelers are looking to move on from Ben Roethlisberger, but it sounds like the quarterback will play at least one more season for the team. © Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Jan 10, 2021; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) before an AFC Wild Card playoff game against the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field.  Steelers owner Art Rooney II issued a statement on Wednesday morning addressing Roethlisberger’s future with the team. Rooney says he had a “productive” meeting with Big Ben on Tuesday in which he assured the QB the team wants him back next year. The two sides will now focus on reworking Roethlisberger’s contract. Statement from...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and President Art Rooney II had a meeting Tuesday. According to Gerry Dulac with our news partner at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the meeting “went well.” READ MORE: Former Steeler Ike Taylor Says QB Ben Roethlisberger Should Retire Or He’ll Set Franchise Back “Ben Roethlisberger met w team president Art Rooney II today and the meeting “went well,” according to sources,” Dulac tweeted. Ben Roethlisberger met w team president Art Rooney II today and the meeting “went well,” according to sources — Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) February 23, 2021 On Wednesday morning, the Steelers released this statement from Rooney, confirming the meeting and that the Steelers would like to have Roethlisberger back. “Ben Roethlisberger and I met yesterday morning and we had a productive meeting. We were able to discuss a lot of things that relate to where we are and where we...
    The Pittsburgh Steelers want quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to return for the 2021 season. According to Aditi Kinkhabwala, Big Ben’s agent released a statement following the quarterback’s Tuesday meeting with the ownership, and stated in part, “They want Ben back and will contact me soon to address his cap situation. As we’ve shared since the season ended, we are happy to creatively adjust his contract to help them build the best team possible.” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) You can read the full statement below. Ben Roethlisberger will indeed be back as the #Steelers starting QB this fall. Just connected w/ the two-time Super Bowl winner’s agent, Ryan Tollner, who said this: pic.twitter.com/YnWRWwkbeM — Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) February 23, 2021 I’m not sure there were a lot of people who thought Big Ben wouldn’t be back, but it now sounds like it’s going to...
    Elijah McClain: Sheneen McClain relieved her son is no longer labeled a suspect after investigation into officers actions Top Democrat Says House Will Vote on Friday: Stimulus Update Since the end of a 12-win 2020 campaign, Pittsburgh Steelers rumors have flown about that two-time Super Bowl champion Ben Roethlisberger would not return for an 18th season with the team. © Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports Big Ben boasts a huge $41 million cap hit for the 2021 NFL season. The Steelers were not going to pay that out given their current cap situation. It led to speculation that Roethlisberger could either retire or play for another team this coming fall. On the same day that Ben Roethlisberger met with Steelers president Art Rooney II, the quarterback’s agent had an update on his status. It’s good news for Big ben fans.Ben Roethlisberger will return to the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2021“They want...
    Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 13, 2020. On Tuesday afternoon Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger met with team president Art Rooney II and that the meeting “went well,” according to his sources. In the hours since, NFL Network reporter Aditi Kinkhabwala has connected with Roethlisberger’s agent, Ryan Tollner, who has indicated that the Steelers “want Ben back and will contact me soon to address his cap situation.” Tollner went on to say that the Roethlisberger camp is “happy to creatively adjust his contract to help them build the best team possible.” He also indicated that Pittsburgh’s lousy finish to the 2020 season, “doesn’t sit well” with Roethlisberger, and that he believes “there is plenty of gas in the tank.” Ben Roethlisberger will indeed be back as the #Steelers starting QB...
    Five board members of Texas grid operator ERCOT resign Top Senate Republican has serious concerns over Pentagon policy pick Ben Roethlisberger met with Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II on Tuesday, presumably to discuss his future with the team. Following a report that the meeting "went well," Roethlisberger's agent Ryan Tollner told NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala that the Steelers "want Ben back" next season and that the two sides are working on adjusting his contract. "They want Ben back and will contact me soon to address his cap situation," Tollner said, per Kinkhabwala. "As we've shared since the season ended, we are happy to creatively adjust his contract to help them build the best team possible." Roethlisberger carries massive cap hit in 2021 Roethlisberger has previously stated his willingness to restructure his contract. He's approaching the second season of a two-year, $68 million extension that carries a $41.2 million...
    The Pittsburgh Steelers won’t need a new starter for 2021 as Ben Roethlisberger’s agent has confirmed the veteran signal-caller will be back next season.  One last go? While there was speculation that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger could end up hanging up his cleats and call it a career, that doesn’t look to be the case. Nope, Roethlisberger will be back in the fold next fall. According to NFL Network reporter Aditi Kinkhabwala, Roethlisberger’s agent has confirmed with her that the two sides are ready to get things done contract wise and the veteran signal-caller will indeed return as the starter come next season. Ben Roethlisberger will indeed be back as the #Steelers starting QB this fall. Just connected w/ the two-time Super Bowl winner’s agent, Ryan Tollner, who said this: pic.twitter.com/YnWRWwkbeM — Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) February 23, 2021 Ben Roethlisberger is all set to return in 2021 as the...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and president Art Rooney II reportedly had a meeting Tuesday. According to Gerry Dulac with our news partner at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the meeting “went well.” READ MORE: Frustrated With Handling Of Pandemic, 7 Counties Explore Forming Regional Health Department “Ben Roethlisberger met w team president Art Rooney II today and the meeting “went well,” according to sources,” Dulac tweeted Tuesday. Ben Roethlisberger met w team president Art Rooney II today and the meeting “went well,” according to sources — Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) February 23, 2021 READ MORE: Wilkinsburg Historical Society Unveils New Statue Of Abraham Lincoln Roethlisberger currently holds a $41.25 million salary-cap hit in 2021, the highest of any player in the league. Both the quarterback and the team have taken turns in recent weeks talking about the need to lower that number considerably, particularly with the Steelers facing...
    Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers made progress on co-existing in the 2021 NFL season. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger are likely to come to an agreement on a restructured contract that will see him play out the 2021 season on a reduced salary to finish his career in Pittsburgh. Roethlisberger has previously acknowledged he’d take a reduced salary if it meant he’d return to the only team he’s ever played for earlier in the offseason. After meeting with team president Art Rooney II to discuss his future with the organization and it reportedly went well. Ben Roethlisberger met w team president Art Rooney II today and the meeting “went well,” according to sources — Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) February 23, 2021 Ben Roethlisberger is likely to return to the Pittsburgh SteelersRoethlisberger carries a $41.25 million dead cap, which is far too high of a number for the type of...
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    Could the clock strike midnight for “Big Ben?” Ike Taylor, former Steelers DB, won two Super Bowls with Ben Roethlisberger as his QB, but with Roethlisberger aging and a question mark at the QB position entering 2021, Taylor thinks it’s high time for Roethlisberger to file his retirement papers. Speaking with TMZ, Taylor offered some advice to Roethlisberger: Either hang ’em up or get to training. I think 7 (Roethlisberger) should shut it down. And the reason why I think 7 should shut it down, he’s done everything he could possibly can. Whatever you’re asking for a quarterback to do, as many opportunities to win Super Bowls, I think 7 did everything he could do. If 7 wants to come back, 7’s gotta get on this Tom Brady regiment. He’s gotta really hone in in the offseason and get some of his mobility back. ‘Cause right now in the NFL...
    As US death toll nears 500K, Dr. Anthony Fauci says Americans could be wearing masks in 2022: Latest COVID-19 updates Donald Trump Jr. uses a wall of guns as backdrop to launch video attack against teaching unions The Steelers may be soon headed to a split with Ben Roethlisberger after having him as their starting quarterback for 17 seasons. Big Ben is the last first-round QB standing from the famed 2004 NFL Draft, after Philip Rivers already decided to join Eli Manning in retirement. But Roethlisberger is also set to turn 39 in early March and is coming off a shaky season of physical decline, on the heels of a lost 2019 campaign because of a right (throwing) elbow injury. Pittsburgh also is about $30 million over the salary cap for 2021, with Roethlisberger carrying a hefty cap number of $41.25 million.  Steelers GM Kevin Colbert was non-committal about Roethlisberger returning...
    Getty Ben Roethlisberger could become available this offseason. As the Dak Prescott saga turns, NFL analysts continue to speculate on the Dallas Cowboys’ contingency plans at quarterback if a long-term deal is not reached this offseason. One veteran quarterback that could become available this offseason is Ben Roethlisberger, and Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio labeled the Cowboys as a potential landing spot if Prescott does not sign an extension. “The only potentially viable options, now that the Colts are spoken for, would seem to be these: Jets, Patriots, Texans (if they trade Deshaun Watson), Broncos, Raiders (if they trade Derek Carr, which seems highly unlikely), Cowboys (if they let Dak Prescott walk), Washington, Bears, Panthers, Saints, 49ers, and Seahawks (if they trade Russell Wilson, which seems highly unlikely),” Florio explained. “That’s the broadest universe of arguably realistic possibilities. Even then, it’s hard to imagine a land rush...
    Doug Pensinger/Getty Images Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers hugs teammate Ryan Clark prior to the AFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Denver Broncos on January 8, 2012. Last week former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark re-upped with ESPN, getting a two-year contract extension from the network. Days later he appeared on Get Up to address the touchy subject of Ben Roethlisberger’s NFL future and became the latest former teammate to urge Big Ben to retire. “Man, Ben, please just retire. Don’t make me do this,” said Clark. “It’s hard to say because I love Ben. The reason I have a Super Bowl ring is because Big Ben Roethlisberger was big-time in a huge moment. [But] it’s time to move on. It’s time to start over. I don’t believe [the Steelers] win a Super Bowl with him at quarterback, and when you got six rings and when...
    Ryan Clark remains good friends with several Steelers off the field, but he’s brutally honest as well. The ESPN NFL analyst didn’t hold back when asked about his former Steelers teammate, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Clark played with Roethlisberger for eight seasons — 2005 until 2013 — before heading to Washington for one final campaign in 2014. Unlike Big Ben, Clark knew the right time to hang up his cleats, while it appears Roethlisberger is struggling to come to that same conclusion due to his contract status. Now, to be fair, Roethlisberger has earned that right. He holds nearly every team passing record, so asking Kevin Colbert for one last run isn’t some ludicrous request. His $40 million cap hit makes building a team around him all the more difficult, though, which is why Roethlisberger must restructure his contract to make a retirement on his terms a reality.Kevin Colbert isn’t...
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    The Pittsburgh Steelers had a poor season last year. They started the season off strong, going on an 11-0 run. But towards the end of the season, they lost several key games and lost their #1 seed in the NFC to the Packers. And in the Playoffs, they shockingly lost to the Cleveland Browns in the wildcard round. Many wondered the reason for their collapse. Steelers’ GM Kevin Colbert spoke to the press recently. He noted that the Steelers‘ running game is not as good as it should be. However, he did note that the Steelers had good players for those positions. He believes that the collective effort was not enough for the team to be able to get the win. And Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin spoke with him about the same earlier. Jan 10, 2021; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws a pass against...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger doesn’t just root for members of his own team. READ MORE: Sidney Crosby Reflects On Career Ahead Of 1,000th Career NHL Game, Shuts Down Trade Rumors On Saturday, he took time to congratulate Penguins Captain Sidney Crosby as he enters his 1,000th regular season game tonight. Pittsburgh proud. Congrats on the upcoming milestone, Sid! pic.twitter.com/m8AfoKAdd2 — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) February 20, 2021 “Sid, 1,000 games, congratulations. What an amazing accomplishment, just one of your many amazing accomplishments,” Roethlisberger said in a pre-recorded video posted to Twitter by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Crosby is the first Penguins player to play 1,000 for the team and the 25th active NHL skater to do so. The Penguins play against the New York Islanders at 7 p.m. Saturday.
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    Billions in damage across the South prompts focus on who’s to blame, and who will pay India China border: 4 Chinese soldiers died in bloody clash last year, China reveals A former Pittsburgh Steelers player thinks Ben Roethlisberger should retire and that the quarterback risks setting the franchise back if he doesn’t hang up his cleats. © Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports Ben Roethlisberger's former teammate thinks it'd be best for the Steelers long-term if the QB retired now. Ike Taylor played for the Steelers from 2003 to 2014 and was a longtime teammate of Roethlisberger. The former cornerback thinks the time has come for Big Ben to retire. “I think [Ben] should shut it down, and the reason why I think Ben should shut it down is because he’s done everything he possibly can,” Taylor told TMZ in an interview this month. “I think Ben did everything he...
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    PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — A former well-known Steeler says it is time for Ben Roethlisberger to retire. In a recent interview with TMZ, Ike Taylor said the Steelers starting quarterback should retire because “he’s done everything he possibly can.” READ MORE: Young Philadelphia State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta Takes On Fetterman For US Senate “Ain’t nothing wrong with shutting that thing down,” Taylor told TMZ. “It’s hard for a lot of people to shut it down.” Taylor went on to say if Roethlisberger does not retire, he will be hurting the future prospects of the team. The former Steeler said if Roethlisberger wants to return, “he needs to get on this Tom Brady regiment.” “You’re setting them back a year or two or three,” Taylor said. “The reason why I think you’re setting them back is because you’ve seen the progression in Lamar Jackson, Joe Burrow — before he got hurt —and...
    The Steelers are keeping their quarterback options wide open. With veteran signal-caller Ben Roethlisberger’s future in Pittsburgh up in the air, the Steelers front office is “excited” to evaluate first-round flameout Dwayne Haskins, their newest addition to the QB depth chart. “We’re excited to see what Dwayne can do with us,” general manager Kevin Colbert told Steelers.com on Wednesday. “It didn’t work out for him in Washington. We had high grades on Dwayne coming out of Ohio State. He got picked a lot higher than we were able to make that decision.” The Washington Football Team released 23-year-old Haskins on Dec. 28 after selecting him No. 15 overall less than two years ago. The pick was viewed as a reach at the time, due in part to Haskins’ preexisting relationship with team owner Daniel Snyder. He posted a 60.1 completion percentage and passed for 2,804 yards, 12 touchdowns and...
    More On: pittsburgh steelers Steelers sound like they could be ready to move on from Ben Roethlisberger Eugenie Bouchard and Steelers QB are Instagram official TJ Watt already recruiting brother JJ to the Steelers JJ Watt’s possible destinations after Texans release The Steelers are keeping their quarterback options wide open. With veteran signal-caller Ben Roethlisberger’s future in Pittsburgh up in the air, the Steelers front office is “excited” to evaluate first-round flameout Dwayne Haskins, their newest addition to the QB depth chart. “We’re excited to see what Dwayne can do with us,” general manager Kevin Colbert told Steelers.com on Wednesday. “It didn’t work out for him in Washington. We had high grades on Dwayne coming out of Ohio State. He got picked a lot higher than we were able to make that decision.” The Washington Football Team released 23-year-old Haskins on Dec. 28 after selecting him No. 15...
    Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates a touchdown with Alejandro Villanueva and Maurkice Pouncey, #53. Last week longtime Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey decided to retire, starting the countdown toward his possible inclusion in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Meanwhile, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has indicated that he wants to return for an 18th (and likely final) season, which would delay the start of the five-year waiting period before he becomes eligible for induction. Certainly, both are going to be in the conversation for the Hall of Fame, but how likely are they to be inducted? In 2019, Pro Football Reference created a Hall of Fame Monitor, which it describes as “a metric designed to estimate a player’s chances of making the Pro Football Hall of Fame using … Pro Bowls, All-Pros, championships, and various [other] stat[istical] milestones.” A score in the...
    PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA – DECEMBER 27: Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers warms up before the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Heinz Field on December 27, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) Ben Roethlisberger’s declining play is a huge issue for the Steelers. Here are three quarterbacks Pittsburgh can acquire to replace him.  The Steelers’ offense was severely limited down the stretch of the 2020 season by Ben Roethlisberger’s declining skills as their quarterback. That, coupled with his massive salary, make sit a distinct possibility that Pittsburgh will move on from Big Ben this offseason. GM Kevin Colbert’s recent comments about Roethlisberger only doused gasoline on the fire of those potential rumors. He makes it clear that the veteran signal-caller told the team he wants to continue playing for the franchise in 2021, but the organization’s response was that they’d need to “look at the...
    Ben Roethlisberger’s future in Pittsburgh is still up in the air. General manager Kevin Colbert said on Wednesday that the long-time Steelers quarterback wants to continue his career with the team, but he said that the organization needs to re-evaluate the quarterback situation heading into the 2021 NFL season. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM "As we sit here today, Ben is a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers," Colbert said via ESPN. "He reiterated to us that he wants to continue to play. We told him we have to look at this current situation." Roethlisberger will have a $41.25 million cap hit if he doesn’t restructure his contract. If the Steelers decide to part ways with him, he will still count for $22.25 million against the cap. Roethlisberger, who led the Steelers to a 12-4 record, finished the 2020 season with 3,803 passing yards, 33 touchdowns, and 10...
    Ben Roethlisberger got the same lukewarm endorsement from Steelers brass as Jared Goff got from the Rams – before he was unceremoniously shipped out of Los Angeles. Steelers GM Kevin Colbert spoke to Brooke Pryor of ESPN, and offered some suspiciously soft support for the quarterback who has won Pittsburgh two Super Bowls. “As we sit here today, Ben is a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers,” Colbert said. “He reiterated to us that he wants to continue to play. We told him we have to look at this current situation.” It’s remarkably similar to what Rams GM Les Snead said about Goff. Before the trade that sent Matthew Stafford to Los Angeles, Snead said Goff “is our quarterback for now.” And now didn’t last too long. Colbert went on to offer some praise for the 38-year-old Roethlisberger, but stopped short of any commitment. “Ben Roethlisberger did a lot of...
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger is still a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Yet despite optimistic overtones from both the team and its longtime franchise quarterback, Roethlisberger’s return for an 18th season hardly looks like a given. While stressing Roethlisberger “did a lot of really good things” in 2020, general manager Kevin Colbert on Wednesday stopped short of wholeheartedly endorsing the idea of Roethlisberger being in the fold in 2021. RELATED: Riviera Country Club Profile: Its A Special Golf Course, It Means A Lot To The Players Says CBS Ian Baker-Finch “We have to do what’s best for the organization, do what’s best for Ben,” Colbert said. “But there’s a lot of work that needs to be done, not only with Ben but with the whole unrestricted free agent situation.” The Steelers have 19 players heading to free agency, including wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and outside linebacker Bud Dupree. That...
    Joe Sargent/Getty Images Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers throws a pass during the first half of the AFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Cleveland Browns on January 10, 2021. In the immediate aftermath of Pittsburgh’s embarrassing playoff loss to the Cleveland Browns, the Steelers seemed ‘optimistic’ that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger would be back for the 2021 season. But today that outcome seems more and more in doubt. In late January team president Art Rooney II stated that the Steelers “can’t have [Roethlisberger] back” under his current contract. More recently, a Steelers insider related some of the reasons why Roethlisberger’s return “still might not work out.” Meanwhile, a planned meeting between Art Rooney, head coach Mike Tomlin and Roethlisberger has not taken place, though the deadline for determining Roethlisberger’s status is now just a month away. Kevin Colbert on Ben Roethlisberger’s FutureOn Wednesday, the situation...
    Another winter storm will bring snow, ice to 100M people in South, East Coast In tribute to Limbaugh, Trump revisits false election theories, claims ‘riots’ would’ve erupted if Biden lost The Pittsburgh Steelers have a tight salary cap situation entering the 2021 season, and if Ben Roethlisberger doesn’t rework the final year of his contract, the team may be forced to part ways with the longtime signal-caller. © Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports Dec 13, 2020; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) passes the ball against the Buffalo Bills during the first quarter at Bills Stadium.  Roethlisberger is thought to be entering the last year of his NFL career, but is due to carry a $41.25 million cap hit. Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert had the chance to endorse Roethlisberger as the starting quarterback for next season in speaking to reporters on Wednesday. He didn’t do it, per WPXI’s Jenna...
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger is still a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Yet despite optimistic overtones from both the team and its longtime franchise quarterback, Roethlisberger’s return for an 18th season hardly looks like a given. While stressing Roethlisberger “did a lot of really good things” in 2020, general manager Kevin Colbert on Wednesday stopped short of wholeheartedly endorsing the idea of Roethlisberger being in the fold in 2021. “We have to do what’s best for the organization, do what’s best for Ben,” Colbert said. “But there’s a lot of work that needs to be done, not only with Ben but with the whole unrestricted free agent situation.” The Steelers have 19 players heading to free agency, including wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and outside linebacker Bud Dupree. That doesn’t include perennial Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey or tight end Vance McDonald, close friends of Roethlisberger who have retired in...
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    How you can help Texas winter storm victims Reparations bill tests Biden and Harris on racial justice As things stand right now, Ben Roethlisberger is still a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. © AP Ben Roethlisberger Alex Smith In previous years, Ben Roethlisberger and Alex Smith would be listed in higher tiers than this one, but realistically these aren't guys that will get their teams very far in the postseason. Roethlisberger and Smith both recovered from major injuries recently and it's sapped what they do well as quarterbacks. Roethlisberger ranked 21st in expected points added per play (0.130) and Smith ranked 33rd (-0.080) among all quarterbacks with at least 272 qualifying plays according. Both of these guys have strong defenses to lean on, but The question is whether he’ll still be there once the season finally rolls around this fall. The Steelers could potentially move on from Roethlisberger this...
    The Pittsburgh Steelers have a lot to figure out after another disappointing end to their season and Big Ben’s future with the team may be in question. The Pittsburgh Steelers watched an 11-0 start to last season fizzle out into a disappointing 12-4 finish, capped by a Wild Card loss to the Cleveland Browns. On top of yet another mediocre season, Steelers fans had to watch the rapid decline of Ben Roethlisberger. Big Ben has been the leader for black and yellow since 2004 and led them to Super Bowl championships in ’06 and ’09. He threw for 3,803 total yards and 33 touchdowns against 10 interceptions last season, but also threw a career-low 6.3 yards per attempted pass. We knew a week ago that Roethlisberger would be meeting with management to discuss his contract situation and it looks like the conversations have been held.Steelers GM comments on Big Ben’s...
    A next-generation coronavirus vaccine is in the works, but initial funding was denied Rings $60 Video Doorbell Wired is a hell of a deal The Pittsburgh Steelers won their first 11 games of the 2020 season, but struggled down the stretch and eventually made an early exit from the NFL playoffs in the first round after winning the AFC North. © Provided by Draft Wire Heading into the offseason, the biggest question facing the Steelers is the future of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who will turn 39 in March. Though he’s talked about retirement in previous years, if Roethlisberger wants to return to the Steelers for the 2021 season, would the team welcome him with open arms, or would they prefer to go in a new direction? It looks like we’re about to find out: #Steelers GM Kevin Colbert says that in meetings w/ him, owner Art Rooney and...
    Bachelor Nation Reacts to Chris Harrison Stepping Down Amid Controversy Bangladesh Eyes Investment Gain as Japanese Firms Exit China Could Pittsburgh Steelers replace Ben Roethlisberger with Mason Rudolph? Considering Ben Roethlisberger’s bloated $41 million salary-cap figure in 2021, NFL rumors continue to suggest that the Pittsburgh Steelers could move on from their longtime quarterback. © Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Could Mason Rudolph replace Ben Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh? Big Ben met with the Steelers’ brass back in January, shortly after Pittsburgh was eliminated from playoff contention by the division-rival Cleveland Browns. There’s absolutely no telling whether Roethlisberger will return in 2021 after spending his first 17 NFL seasons with Pittsburgh. An upcoming meeting with team president Art Rooney II will tell us the biggest story. Roethlisberger contract calls for roster bonusIn about a month, Pittsburgh will have to make a decision on Big Ben’s $15 million roster bonus. That has...
    The legendary Pittsburgh Steelers running back listed his Mount Rushmore of teammates he’s played with, and Ben Roethlisberger isn’t among them. The Pittsburgh Steelers‘ have always been known for their illustrious history and for the players that happened to wear the black and yellow uniforms over the years. There were many future Hall of Famers who played in the Steel City, one of whom is legendary running back Jerome Bettis. Speaking of “The Bus,” the former Steelers running back appeared on CBS Sports’ “All Things Covered” podcast hosted by Bryant McFadden prior to Super Bowl 55. During the interview, McFadden asked Bettis to name his Mount Rushmore of Steelers who played in a Super Bowl, who then added a Mount Rushmore of the best teammates he’s played with in Pittsburgh. That list included safety Troy Polamalu, wide receiver Hines Ward, linebacker Greg Lloyd and center Dermontti Dawson. (Mount Rushmore questions...
    Joe Sargent/Getty Images Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers walks to the huddle during the second half of the AFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Cleveland Browns on January 10, 2021. Several weeks back it was reported that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was planning to meet with Mike Tomlin and team ownership during the week after the Super Bowl to discuss ‘roster plans.’ According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, that meeting has yet to take place—and offered no indication of when it might occur. Roethlisberger texted with Pouncey Thursday night and said "I didn’t feel right trying to talk him out of it. I'm still processing him retiring. That’s hard for me." Roethlisberger still has not met with Steelers about what they want to do. — Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) February 12, 2021 But it sounds as if Maurkice Pouncey’s decision to...
    Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers makes a call against the Atlanta Falcons on December 14, 2014. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger would be surprised to learn that his name came up on C-SPAN 2 today, which explains why he’s trending on Twitter. While making an argument during President Trump’s impeachment trial, attorney Bruce Castor—the former district attorney for Montgomery County, Pa.—seemed to conflate Ben Roethlisberger’s name with that of Ga. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. “Let’s touch now on the second absurd and conflated allegation in the House Manager’s single article,” he said, before going on to make reference to a phone call President Trump made to Ga. Secretary of State “Ben Raffensperger.” Except at first pass it sounds as if Castor says, “Ben Roethlisberger.” Watch and listen for yourself below, courtesy of Jacob Rubashkin, reporter and analyst for Inside...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – Former President Donald Trump’s lawyer Bruce Castor appeared to confuse Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger during the impeachment trial. As Trump’s lawyers presented their opening arguments Friday, it sounds like Castor sounds “Georgia Secretary of State Ben Roethlisberger.” RELATED: Houston Texans Releasing JJ Watt "Georgia Secretary of State Ben Roethlisberger" pic.twitter.com/8CqLqvkB9a — Jacob Rubashkin (@JacobRubashkin) February 12, 2021 We checked the tapes and yes, Bruce Castor just mistakenly confused Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (left) with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (right). #impeachmentTrial pic.twitter.com/UNxyNMdWTY — Ed OKeefe (@edokeefe) February 12, 2021 Castor’s moment in the national glare Tuesday, televised from the well of the Senate chamber, was seen as an ambling and at times aimless hour-long disquisition in search of a point. And that was just the opinion of several Republican senators, including steadfast supporters...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — Social media is once again poking fun at Bruce Castor’s defense of former President Donald Trump during his second impeachment trial before the U.S. Senate. During Friday’s hearing, the former Montgomery County district attorney mistakenly confused Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. We checked the tapes and yes, Bruce Castor just mistakenly confused Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (left) with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (right). #impeachmentTrial pic.twitter.com/UNxyNMdWTY RELATED: Marciarose Shestack, First Woman Anchor In Philadelphia, Celebrates 90th Birthday On Monday! — Ed OKeefe (@edokeefe) February 12, 2021 Trump was infamously recorded asking Raffensperger to overturn Georgia’s presidential election, which President Joe Biden won by just over 11,000 votes. Twitter took notice after Castor confused the Steelers quarterback with Raffensperger. #ImpeachmentTrial So Castor says Ben Roethlisberger is GA Secy of State now??? Say what???? pic.twitter.com/IzZj1pZfs8 — TeeLee (@TeeLee53) February...
    Former longtime cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers Ike Taylor thinks it’s time for Ben Roethlisberger to pack it up, telling TMZ Sports this week that the 17-year veteran is "setting them back."  Taylor, who played 11 seasons alongside Big Ben, told TMZ Sports on Sunday that Roethlisberger just can’t keep up with the younger quarterbacks in their division.  SEAHAWKS NOT HAPPY WITH RUSSELL WILSON’S PUBLIC GRIEVANCES: REPORT "You're setting them back a year or two or three [with a comeback]," Taylor said. "The reason why I think you're setting them back is because you've seen the progression in Lamar Jackson, Joe Burrow -- before he got hurt -- and Baker Mayfield." He continued: "So, we're talking about three young quarterbacks in one division. Who you going to pick last?" Taylor did win two Super Bowls with Roethlisberger, one in 2006 and again in 2009, but he thinks in order for...
    Bruce Arians and Ben Roethlisberger ended the season in very different places this year but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach recalled on Tuesday that he was fired from the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator position in 2011 because of his loyalty to the veteran quarterback.  Arians told The Los Angeles Times that his "loyalty" to players he’s coached has been considered a "fault" in the past -- a statement that many Bucs players this season would likely disagree with.  BUCS’ BRUCE ARIANS WAS ASKED TO CONSIDER OPTING OUT OF SEASON BY WIFE, FAMILY: REPORT  "Got fired in Pittsburgh because I was too loyal to Ben [Roethlisberger]," he said. "If that’s a problem, you’ve got the problem. I don’t have a problem." "I get very close to my quarterbacks. My dad taught me one thing: You have your name and your loyalty, and those are the most important things you have."...
    Fact check: Democratic leaders honored officer Brian Sicknick at U.S. Capitol ceremony 242 people have been charged in the Capitol insurrection so far. This searchable table shows them all. The Steelers Are Not Going to Cut Ben Roethlisberger to Save Money © Provided by The Big Lead Ben Roethlisberger | Joe Sargent/Getty Images Ben Roethlisberger played fairly well in 2020 considering he's 38-years-old and coming off surgery to his throwing elbow. He helped lead the Pittsburgh Steelers to 11 straight wins right out of the gate. Then things fell apart for both Big Ben and his team; the defense lost a few key contributors and couldn't pick up the slack while Roethlisberger's inability to throw the deep ball became readily apparent and an easy weakness for opponents to take advantage of. The Steelers lost four of their final five games and fell in the first round of the playoffs....
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It was 15 years ago that Bill Cowher led the Steelers back to the mountaintop of greatness, winning Super Bowl 40 in Detroit. While he left coaching for good one year later, he certainly hasn’t left football behind. KDKA’s Rich Walsh sat down with Coach Cowher to chat one-on-one about a variety of topics, including the future of the Steelers.   When asked if he thought he would love broadcasting so much that he would stay with television and not go back to coaching, Cowher said when he stepped down from coaching, he did it for family reasons, but things didn’t unfold the way he thought they would. Cowher’s wife would pass away three years later. He would end up moving to New York, where he would meet his current wife. He says that the biggest thing he has taken away from getting out of coaching is...
    EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – SEPTEMBER 14: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers in action against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on September 14, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Steelers defeated the Giants 26-16. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) The Steelers want to give Ben Roethlisberger one more run at a Super Bowl. Pittsburgh needs to nail the 2021 NFL Draft to accomplish that goal.  Ben Roethlisberger knows the clock is ticking on his Steelers’ career. 2021 likely represents Big Ben’s last chance to take a run at Super Bowl as Pittsburgh’s starting quarterback. That puts a lot of pressure on the franchise’s front office to execute a flawless offseason plan. Free agency will be a part of that process in Pittsburgh, but the heavy lifting will occur during April’s draft. The Steelers pride themselves on acquiring talented prospects in the...
    The 20 best found-footage horror films The History of Super Bowl Ad Spending Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers expected to meet next week about contract Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to meet next week to discuss the veteran quarterback’s contract. © Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers are expected to meet after the Super Bowl to discuss the his contract. Roethlisberger is set to count for $41.25 million against the salary cap next season. The Steelers have said they cannot have Roethlisberger back at that amount. The quarterback has also said he wants to rework things to help the team. According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, the two sides will meet next week to restructure Roethlisberger’s contract. Big Ben has a $15 million roster bonus that the sides could convert into a signing bonus that is spread out over future years. That would give the Steelers...
    Jerome Bettis knows exactly what the Pittsburgh Steelers should do about Ben Roethlisberger.The clock is ticking on Ben Roethlisberger’s time with the Pittsburgh Steelers. As we await the future on Big Ben’s contract status with the team, you will not have to wait to hear what The Bus’ take is on the situation. What did Jerome Bettis have to say about this? “I think they should bring [Ben Roethlisberger] back for another year,” Bettis told Still Curtain‘s Tommy Jaggi. “Obviously, they’ve got to address the salary cap issue, I think they can. He’s willing to make some adjustments to his salary and some other guys are gonna have to do the same… “But also, address the quarterback situation in the draft …. The year after, now you’ve got three guys ready to compete for the starting position at quarterback, and I think that’s the way you go.”Drafting a quarterback this spring is...
    The Pittsburgh Steelers could either part way with Ben Roethlisberger or will they begin fresh this offseason.  Ben Roethlisberger has been the name for the Pittsburgh Steelers‘ offense since his arrival in 2004. That doesn’t mean he’ll be the man to control the offense much longer. Both sides seem to want their time together to end on a positive note in Pittsburgh. However, money will always talk the loudest. If Roethlisberger and the Steelers cannot come to terms, the team might be forced to cut ties with their franchise guy and look to the draft once more for an heir apparent under center. Next: The Eagles are asking for a "Matthew Stafford" type deal for Carson Wentz
    If the Steelers do draft a quarterback early, he’ll have heavy expectations placed upon him immediately. Ben Roethlisberger is on his last leg. The soon-to-be 39-year-old quarterback has given the Steelers every ounce of competitive football he has. The final tour may lead to playoff appearance, or disappointment, but the Steelers have to be ready with a replacement in mind. Despite the litany of quarterbacks available via trade and free agency this offseason, expect the Steelers to pinpoint the NFL Draft as a means to acquire a young signal-caller to replace Roethlisberger. Per Steelers insider Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh is infatuated with Florida Gators alum Kyle Trask. .@EdBouchette says on @937theFan that hes heard that the Steelers like Florida QB Kyle Trask. Interesting. — Andrew Fillipponi (@ThePoniExpress) February 4, 2021 Trask is built in the Roethlisberger moldTrask excels in ball placement, and is similar in size to Roethlisberger. Essentially, he’s Big...
    The Pittsburgh Steelers are in a tough spot with Ben Roethlisberger, and they may be forced to extend him against better judgement. As an 11-0 start faded to a 12-4 finish and a playoff loss in the Wild Card Round for the Pittsburgh Steelers this season, the erosion of Ben Roethlisberger became clear. Approaching his 39th birthday (March 2), talk about his future is prevalent again and retirement might be an option. At the very least, the Steelers have to legitimately be thinking about who will succeed him. Roethlisberger is entering the final year of his contract in 2021, with a league-high $41.25 million cap hit. Head coach Mike Tomlin talked in circles about Roethlisberger coming back after the season was over, saying “it’s reasonable to expect there’s a chance he’ll be back, certainly.” What? Steelers owner Art Rooney II acknowledged, due in part to a lower salary cap. there would...
    Bruce Arians comparing Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Ben Roethlisberger didn’t end well for the Steelers quarterback. The differences between the all-time greats and the all-time very goods are often small and almost always mental. Take, for instance, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians’ recent assessment of quarterbacks he’s coached like Tom Brady, Peyton Manning with the Indianapolis Colts and Ben Roethlisberger with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Interesting quote from Bruce Arians, contrasting the preparation of QBs he’s coached like Peyton Manning and Tom Brady with Ben Roethlisberger pic.twitter.com/DqwiGZhqYf — Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) February 3, 2021 Here’s the thing about praise. Sometimes it’s a zero-sum game. In this case, Brady and Manning are the winners at Roethlisberger’s expense.Bruce Arians’ praise of Tom Brady dinged Ben RoethlisbergerTo be fair, there are worse things than not being able to match Brady and Manning’s flair for preparation. The vast majority of quarterbacks...
    Todd Olszewski/Getty Images Quarterbacks Mason Rudolph (#2) and Ben Roethlisberger (#7) of the Pittsburgh Steelers before the start of the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on November 01, 2020. On Tuesday Ed Bouchette of the The Athletic appeared on 93.7 The Fan to discuss the likelihood of Ben Roethlisberger coming back to quarterback the Pittsburgh Steelers for one more season. “I just get the feeling this isn’t going to go down real easy. I could be wrong. I could be totally wrong … but I don’t know that they are fully embracing his return,” said Bouchette, referring to the Steelers organization as a whole. “Art Rooney said several times there has got to be some discussions on this and that just leads me to believe that these [discussions] aren’t going to be easy,” added Bouchette, who notes that Rooney hasn’t wholeheartedly said: ‘We...
    Pittsburgh Steelers legend Franco Harris has ideas on how the organization can go out and help Ben Roethlisberger.  As of right now, Pittsburgh Steelers fans everywhere are waiting to see what the future has in store for Ben Roethlisberger. The future Hall-of-Famer has made it quite clear he wants to return next season to close out his contract, but Pittsburgh wants him to take a pay cut. Should the two sides restructure his deal, It’s looking like Roethlisberger indeed will be back at Heinz Field in 2021 in hopes of leading the team back to the Super Bowl. In order for that to happen, though, there’s no denying Roethlisberger needs some help. If you ask team legend and Hall-of-Fame fullback Franco Harris, it’s easy to see where that help needs to come from.Franco Harris wants the Steelers to get the running game going to help out Ben RoethlisbergerIn a one-on-one conversation...
    Rob Carr/Getty Images Cornerback Ike Taylor of the Pittsburgh Steelers wipes his head on the sidelines during a game against Baltimore Ravens on September 11, 2014. Former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor won two Super Bowl rings with Ben Roethlisberger, but he was unequivocal when asked about whether the 17-year veteran should retire. “A hundred percent,” he said, in an interview with 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh. Taylor isn’t necessarily worried about Roethlisberger’s arm, he’s more concerned about Big Ben’s legs. “It’s the mobility part, and if you’re looking at the AFC North, the three young quarterbacks—they’re young, they’re mobile, and they’ve got playoff experience, and you don’t want to set your organization behind three years.” In other words, Taylor believes the Steelers won’t be competitive with a 39-year-old Roethlisberger going against the upstart franchise quarterbacks in Pittsburgh’s division—namely, Joe Burrow of the Bengals, 24,...
    The Steelers shouldn’t pay a fortune for a new quarterback. They have one. There’s no denying Ben Roethlisberger’s abilities aren’t what they used to be, especially as the Steelers offense struggled towards the tail end of last season. This offseason, Pittsburgh was faced with an unfamiliar decision — one they hadn’t been forced into for over a decade. What’s their next move at the quarterback position? While the Steelers have flirted with younger options, including signing Dwayne Haskins, Roethlisberger has made it clear he wants to come back for at least one final season. That’ll come at a financial hit for the Rooney family, but Ben claims he’s willing to take on a restructured contract to avoid limiting this team’s potential. The Steelers can posture all they want, but come Week 1 of the 2021 season, Roethlisberger will be under center. And despite his age and deteriorating QB sense, it’s...
    Michael Reaves/Getty Images Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers laughs with head coach Mike Tomlin during the first half against the Jacksonville Jaguars on November 22, 2020. On Saturday Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist Gerry Dulac revealed that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is scheduled to meet with owner Art Rooney II and head coach Mike Tomlin “to discuss what roster plans they have for the 2021 season.” The meeting is expected to take place the week after the Super Bowl, this information having been related to Dulac by Roethlisberger’s agent, Ryan Tollner. According to Dulac, the purpose of the meeting is not to consult with Roethlisberger about his preferences in regards to roster makeup. Instead, Rooney and Tomlin plan to provide him with insight in terms of how the offense might be reconstructed—and perhaps which players are likely (or not likely) to be retained. Then it will be...
    Rebuild? What rebuild? Bill Cowher thinks the Steelers have something left to give. The former Steelers head coach knows a thing or two about the rise and fall of perennial Super Bowl contenders. Cowher’s Steelers won it all in 2006 in what would be Jerome Bettis’ final year, and Ben Roethlisberger’s first Super Bowl. Just one year later, after a Steelers Super Bowl hangover, Cowher retired, stating fatigue and health reasons. Pittsburgh would not rebuild around Roethlisberger after Cowher left the franchise, instead retooling with one of the best defenses in the NFL. They made the right hire (and then some) in Mike Tomlin, won another Super Bowl in 2008 and have been a regular playoff team ever since. That makes the looming decision to force Roethlisberger out and perhaps truly rebuild in every since of the word even tougher. How do you know it’s the right time?Cowher isn’t...
    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is open to having his pay slashed in order to help the team. Big Ben has a cap hit of $41 million this upcoming season, but it sounds like he’s very flexible. According to Ed Bouchette, the Steelers star told him he’s open to restructuring his deal, and stated, “I don’t care bout my pay at all this year!” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Ben Roethlisberger just told me: “I don’t care bout my pay at all this year!” And is willing to restructure a contract that has a $41 million cap hit for 2021 that includes $19 million in bonus and salary that can be restructured. — Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) January 28, 2021 In case you were wondering why Big Ben might be open to playing at a discount for the 2021 season, he’s made more...
    Oregon health workers administer vaccines in snowstorm to stranded motorists Pentagon begins independent inquiry into Special Ops and war crimes Ex-Steeler Ike Taylor thinks its time for Ben Roethlisberger to retire One former Pittsburgh Steelers player thinks that it’s time for Ben Roethlisberger to retire. © Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports When should Ben Roethlisberger retire? Right now, according to a former teammate. Ike Taylor, who was a cornerback for the Steelers from 2003-2014 and a longtime teammate of Roethlisberger, said on the radio Thursday that the veteran quarterback is done. Taylor joined “The PM Team” on 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh and was asked if it’s time for Roethlisberger to ride off into the sunset. Taylor said, “100 percent.” Taylor said that Roethlisberger has already done enough great things for the franchise, and for him, “it’s the mobility part” that makes him say Big Ben should call it quits....
    The Steelers are going to have a tough time competing in 2021 even if Ben Roethlisberger returns as the starting quarterback on a new deal. The Pittsburgh Steelers suffered a shocking end to their season earlier this month. They fell at home to the Cleveland Browns and fans wondered if Ben Roethlisberger’s career had ended in such embarrassing fashion. The discussion came up because of Roethlisberger’s massive cap hit in 2021. It is just over $41 million and the only way he could realistically return is with a restructured deal. That appears to be happening, but the Steelers are still facing an uphill battle to compete next season. #Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger told @EdBouchette that he agrees with owner Art Rooney II and is willing to restructure his contract to be back with the team. "I dont care bout my pay at all this year," Roethlisberger said. — NFL Update...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Steelers ownership is speaking out about one of the most important offseasons in recent history after a quick exit in the playoffs earlier this month. During an interview with KDKA’s Bob Pompeani, Steelers owner Art Rooney II weighed in on a number of topics including adapting to COVID, Ben Roethlisberger’s contract and the season overall. After an 11-0 start, it looked like the Steelers were the best team in football, but it took on and off the field efforts of everyone in the organization to get to that point. “I couldn’t be happier and more appreciative of how our organization got us through this year,” Rooney said. Pittsburgh could have lost a few close games if it were not for late-game heroics. One of the glaring issues for the Steelers this year was the running game. They had the fewest rushing yards and yards per carry in...
    Jamie Sabau/Getty Images Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on December 20, 2020. According to Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II, starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wants to return for the 2021 season. But it’s not a certainty it will happen. “I think we’ve been up front with Ben in letting him know that we couldn’t have him back under the current contract,” said Rooney via Brooke Pryor of ESPN. “I think he understands we have some work to do there. We’ll have more conversations internally, and we’ll have more conversations with Ben, and we’ll have to know what the cap number is to finalize some of those decisions.” To make things work the Steelers will either ask Roethlisberger to take a pay cut, or extend and restructure his deal so the cap hit is spread over into the 2022 season. “I think that those are discussions...
    Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II says Ben Roethlisberger wants to return next season, but it can’t be without a reworked contract. Big Ben carries a whopping $41.25 million cap hit for 2022, and the two-time Super Bowl championship quarterback’s contract status will be a “big factor” in the team’s offseason decision-making, according to Rooney. “I think we’d like to see Ben back for another year if that can work, but as we’ve said, there’s a lot of work to be done to see if that can happen,” Rooney said Thursday, according to ESPN reporter Brooke Pryor. “There may need to be a decision to be made for that to happen. “I don’t want to go too far down that road because we have a lot of discussions internally and with Ben. The salary cap and Ben’s contract are a big factor in where we go. That’s as much...
    The vaccine rollout has been slow and complicated, but you can help. Here’s how people are volunteering. OnPolitics: Bidens wild week of executive orders Ben Roethlisberger addresses his massive salary cap number Ben Roethlisberger plans to play another season in 2021, but he is going to have to restructure his contract if he wants to do so with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The two-time Super Bowl champion says that will not be a problem. © Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger Roethlisberger is scheduled to have a salary cap hit of $41.2 million next season, which is the highest of any player in the NFL. Steelers president Art Rooney II told reporters on Thursday that Roethlisberger’s cap number will have to be addressed if the 38-year-old wants to return. “I think we’ve been up front with Ben in letting him know that we couldn’t have him back...
    Vince McMahon said it best: It’s all about the money. Certainly in the closing stages of his career, Ben Roethlisberger is entering the last year of his current contract with the Steelers, and many are expecting “Big Ben” to return to the Steel City for at least one more season. There is, however, a massive hurdle to clear in order to make that happen, one that may cause player and team to grapple this offseason: the money he’s owed. “Ben wants to come back,” team president Art Rooney II said in his end-of-season Zoom call. “We’ve left that door open. I think we’ve been up front with Ben in letting him know that we couldn’t have him back under the current contract. I think he understands we have some work to do there. “We’ll have more conversations internally, and we’ll have more conversations with Ben, and we’ll have to know what...
    South Africa variant found in US; new infections drop sharply; New York undercounted nursing home deaths: Key COVID updates What to eat (and not eat) when you wake up hungry in the middle of the night Steelers president: We cant bring Big Ben back at cap hit Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II on Thursday left the door open for the potential return of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the 2021 season. © Reuters/Charles LeClaire NFL: Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers Rooney, however, said Big Ben's 18th season with the Steelers would not come with the sizable $41.25 million cap hit. Roethlisberger is due to earn $19 million next season, with $4 million in salary and $15 million coming as a roster bonus on the third day of the 2021 league year. "We've left that door open," Rooney said, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "We've been up front with Ben in...
    Covid death toll at NY state nursing homes 50 percent higher than reported, AG says Bidens executive orders and actions: What to know Ben Roethlisberger will return to Steelers in 2021 under one condition Ben Roethlisberger wants to finish his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. If the iconic organization is going to help make that happen for the future Hall of Famer, one condition must be met before Roethlisberger returns in 2021. © Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Is Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's future with the team somewhat uncertain at this point? The Steelers have already started making changes after their ugly playoff loss to the Cleveland Browns. A change in the offensive play-calling, with Matt Canada taking over, is just the start in a potentially eventful offseason. With the coaching staff in place for next season, the focus now shifts to the quarterback and the rest of the...
    Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II has said that if Ben Roethlisberger wants to return next season, he’ll need to take a pay cut.  Everyone in Pittsburgh is waiting to see if Ben Roethlisberger will retire or return to the Steelers next season. Roethlisberger has one year left on his two-year, $68 million extension he signed with the team in April 2019. It’s looking like Roethlisberger is leaning toward suiting up this fall, but it’s not that simple. Per team owner Art Rooney II, he and his star quarterback have spoken about next season. At the same time, Rooney II has made it clear to Roethlisberger they can’t afford to pay him what he’s scheduled to make so he may need to take a pay cut in order to play. Art Rooney II said that Ben Roethlisberger wants to come back and has told the team that. Rooney said that they...