Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger not fretting new contract

Pittsburgh Steelers
June 18, 2018

Ben Roethlisberger has two years left on a contract that goes through the 2019 season, but the Pittsburgh Steelers‘ signal-caller isn’t looking to break the bank when the time comes for a new deal. “I care about record-breaking Super Bowl wins and things like that — that’s more important to me,” Roethlisberger told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler from the QB’s football camp Sunday in Pittsburgh. Roethlisberger currently sits as the 12th-highest…

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Ben Roethlisberger: Backups grateful for extra reps

Pittsburgh Steelers
June 7, 2018

A family vacation kept Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger away from the start of the team’s organized team activities. Roethlisberger returned Wednesday, but his earlier absences allowed backup quarterbacks Landry Jones, Josh Dobbs and rookie Mason Rudolph to secure additional repetitions during practice. “I know those guys really enjoyed it, and they were thanking me for it,” Roethlisberger said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Steelers are transitioning with a new…

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Ryan Shazier: ‘My dream is to come back and play’

Pittsburgh Steelers
June 6, 2018

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier held his first news conference Wednesday morning since he suffered a spinal injury in Week 13 of the 2017 regular season. Shazier, who underwent spinal stabilization surgery on Dec. 6, 2017, opened by offering gratitude to numerous people for their unwavering support and providing updates on his rehabilitation process. While the Steelers already placed Shazier on the reserve/physically unable to perform list, a move that…

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Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown miss recent OTAs

Pittsburgh Steelers
May 30, 2018

It turns out Le’Veon Bell isn’t the only high-profile Pittsburgh Steelers player to exercise his right to skip voluntary organized team activities. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and receiver Antonio Brown have missed the past four and three practices, respectively, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. Multiple players confirmed the duo’s absence. “It’s tough, you wish they were here,” guard David DeCastro said. “It’s a team event, but it’s not real…

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Top 100, Nos. 41-50: Deshaun Watson makes his mark

Pittsburgh Steelers
May 29, 2018

This group has the most character of any revealed thus far. At No. 41, we find the league’s Comeback Player of the Year, a wideout who exploded for a Chargers team that came painfully close to making the playoffs in 2017. From there, we find three Steelers, including one whose life took a sharp turn due to injury but is rebounding in inspiring fashion. And wedged among them is a…

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Mason Rudolph: ‘Media twisted’ Roethlisberger’s words

Pittsburgh Steelers
May 11, 2018

Mason Rudolph will not apologize for landing with the Steelers. One week after veteran quarterback Ben Roethlisberger questioned why Pittsburgh used a third-round pick on the rookie quarterback, Rudolph shrugged off the notion that he’s under pressure to show he belongs. “I don’t feel I need to prove anything to anyone other than the coaches,” Rudolph told reporters Friday, per NFL Network’s Aditi Kinkhabwala. Roethlisberger turned heads when he flamed…

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Maddox: Big Ben will treat Mason Rudolph with respect

Pittsburgh Steelers
May 11, 2018

Ben Roethlisberger is taking heat for comments made about the Pittsburgh Steelers‘ selection of Mason Rudolph with a third-round pick. After the entrenched starter questioned why the team would draft a backup quarterback instead of a player who could help win now, Big Ben was thrashed by many for being a selfish preservationist. That opinion was often juxtaposed to a quote that Sports Illustrated unearthed from 2005, in which Roethlisberger…

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