Ben Roethlisberger RUMORS & NEWS

  • Art Rooney: I expect Ben Roethlisberger to play in 2017 "Although Ben Roethlisberger has yet to definitively announce his plans since broaching the possibility of retirement in late January, the Steelers are proceeding as if their franchise quarterback will be under center in Week 1. Just two days after coach Mike Tomlin acknowledged that he doesn't..." March 29

  • Tomlin, Steelers prepping for life after Roethlisberger "By the start of training camp, we might look back at Ben Roethlisberger's retire-or-not-to-retire waffling as a silly storyline, a manufactured Favrian imitation, short on suspense and void of intrigue. But in Pittsburgh, Steelers brass is taking Big Ben's hints at retirement as, if not a..." March 26

  • Ben Roethlisberger leaning toward a return to Steelers

    Observer Reporter "To the surprise of no one who has spent any amount of time at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is “leaning towards” returning to play in 2017. Roethlisberger spoke at the Ignite Men’s Impact Weekend conference at Liberty University Friday and was asked if..." March 19

  • Steelers starting to think about Ben Roethlisberger's replacement

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Ben Roethlisberger turns 35 Thursday, and he shouldn’t be surprised if and when the Steelers use a draft choice to take a quarterback who could be his eventual replacement. After all, general manager Kevin Colbert said the Steelers have already talked to him about the possibility. “You..." March 02

  • Bruce Arians believes Ben Roethlisberger will play in 2017

    ESPN "One of Ben Roethlisberger’s former coaches believes the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback will suit up in 2017. Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, who was Roethlisberger’s offensive coordinator from 2007 until 2011, following a three-year stint as the Steelers’ wide receivers coach, told ESPN..." February 20

  • Steelers GM expects Big Ben to return but says team needs a 'QB plan in place'

    CBS Sports "First, the good news: Shortly after the Steelers’ season ended in Gillette Stadium against a much better Patriots team, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hinted that he might retire. The expectation is that won’t happen and the future Hall of Famer will return in 2017 for his 14th NFL season. This is..." February 17

  • Steelers expect Ben Roethlisberger to play, but need a “plan in place”

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers do not expect quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to retire this year, as he mused about doing at the end of the postseason, but they do expect to make plans to be without Roethlisberger some day. Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert said today that he believes Roethlisberger is the..." February 16

  • Ben Roethlisberger: Steelers are Patriots’ little brother

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Steelers have more Super Bowl victories than any other team in the history of the NFL. They have six Lombardi trophies, one more than the 49ers and Cowboys, and two more than the Patriots, who will go for their fifth Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. But when it comes to..." February 02

  • Steelers president believes Ben Roethlisberger will return in 2017

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Steelers president Art Rooney said Tuesday he had “a good conversation” with Ben Roethlisberger and he personally thinks his two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback will be back in 2017. However, in something of a rare admission, Rooney said it might be time to look at the quarterback position..." January 31

  • Jerome Bettis: Ben Roethlisberger must assess his 'mortality' as an NFL player

    Sporting News "Few people can better relate to Ben Roethlisberger’s uncertainty about his NFL future than one of his former teammates who will someday welcome him into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Jerome Bettis strongly considered retiring after the 2004 season. At the time, Bettis was 32 years old and..." January 26

  • Ben Roethlisberger calls Antonio Brown out for ‘pouting’

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Antonio Brown is heading into an offseason in which he is due a contract extension with some not-so-subtle pointed words about him from his quarterback. “He's one of the best in the business, and the plays that he makes and has made over his career are so special ... .” Ben Roethlisberger said..." January 25

  • Relax Steelers fans, Big Ben is just blowing off steam and isn't going anywhere

    CBS Sports "Fear not, Steelers fans. Big Ben isn't going anywhere, yet. His comments Tuesday about being unsure about what next season holds, about needing time to assess his career and life and then make a decision about football are the sounds of a superstar quarterback decompressing from another..." January 25

  • Tomlin taking Roethlisberger's retirement comments 'seriously'

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday he takes “seriously” the comments by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger that he will assess whether he wants to return for the 2017 season. Roethlisberger said on his weekly radio show he will take the offseason to “evaluate and consider all options” if he..." January 24

  • Ben Roethlisberger won't commit to returning next season

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Tuesday he could not yet commit to returning to play another NFL season. “I’m gonna take this offseason to evaluate, to consider all options, to consider health and family and things like that and just kind of take some time away to evaluate next..." January 24

  • Ben Roethlisberger has become the weak link who could kill the Steelers’ Super Bowl dreams

    Fox Sports "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is a two-time Super Bowl champion and a future Hall of Famer. But there’s no nice way to say this — he’s been the weak link in the Steelers’ offense in the second half of this season. A year after leading the NFL in passing yards per game,..." January 20

  • Ben Roethlisberger to Julian Edelman: Our Lombardi Trophies show how we’re run

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots receiver Julian Edelman derided the Steelers after Antonio Brown turned Pittsburgh’s postgame locker room into a Facebook Live session, saying, “That’s how that team is run.” Ben Roethlisberger disagreed. Asked today about Edelman’s comments, Roethlisberger said the Steelers’ six Vince..." January 18

  • Ben Roethlisberger ‘Is ‘A Little Disappointed’ With Antonio Brown

    CBS Pittsburgh "The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Chiefs last week 18-16 to advance to the AFC Championship game, but it was a postgame locker room video shot by Antonio Brown that has grabbed the headlines. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger joined The Cook and Poni Show for his weekly spot on the #1 Cochran Ben..." January 17

  • Ben Roethlisberger 'should be good to go' vs. Chiefs "Ben Roethlisberger will dispense with the injury drama this time around. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback is downplaying the late-game injury that landed him in a walking boot after Sunday's wild-card round victory over the Miami Dolphins. Roethlisberger is already out of his boot,..." January 09

  • Ben Roethlisberger ankle injury not considered serious

    Larry Brown Sports "Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was seen in a walking boot after Sunday’s win over the Miami Dolphins, but he is reportedly not in danger of missing his team’s next playoff game. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Roethlisberger suffered an ankle injury that is not..." January 09

  • Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger says kids will 'hopefully' choose to play golf

    CBS Sports "Add Ben Roethlisberger to the list. It's a long, still-growing rolodex of athletes in other sports who want their children to play golf in lieu of the sport they are currently starring in. Some have noted concussions as a reason. Some just think football is not as safe as it was when they were..." January 09

  • Ben Roethlisberger in walking boot, but says he'll play in Kansas City

    ESPN "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger appeared in a walking boot on his right foot after Sunday's 30-12 victory over the Miami Dolphins in the AFC wild-card. Roethlisberger told reporters he doesn't know the nature of the injury, but he said he won't miss time. "We will find out soon,..." January 09

  • Joe Flacco has a surprising message for Ben Roethlisberger after losing to Steelers

    CBS Sports "When Joe Flacco walked off the field after watching his team lose to the Steelers on Christmas Day, he could've given Ben Roethlisberger a fast handshake and quickly headed to the locker room. However, that's not what he did. When the two quarterbacks met at midfield after Pittsburgh's 31-27..." December 31

  • Ben, Bell, Brown to not play against the Browns

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers have nothing to play for on Sunday. And so three of their most important players won’t be playing. Via Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal, coach Mike Tomlin said Wednesday that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, running back Le’Veon Bell, and receiver Antonio Brown will sit out..." December 28

  • Steelers likely to sit Roethlisberger, Bell in Week 17

    Sportsnaut "With the AFC North wrapped up, the Pittsburgh Steelers can rest their starters — including quarterback Ben Roethlisberger — for Week 17’s game against the Cleveland Browns. Ed Bouchette of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette expects the Steelers to do just that. He expects Roethlisberger, as well as..." December 26

  • Ben Roethlisberger thinks Steelers “should get healthy” in Week 17

    Penn Live "Ben Roethlisberger wants rest for Pittsburgh Steelers against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Speaking after the Steelers' (10-5) 31-27, AFC North-clinching win over the Baltimore Ravens (8-7) on Sunday, the quarterback said that if the team has the No. 3 seed locked up then there's no need to..." December 26

  • Roethlisberger: Even Burfict’s Teammates ‘Can’t Stand’ The Way He Plays

    CBS Pittsburgh "The Steelers came out of Cincinnati last week with a big 24-20 victory over the Bengals, but it’s not truly a Steelers-Bengals rivalry game without some Vontaze Burfict controversy, and that’s where things started on this week’s edition of “The #1 Cochran Ben Roethlisberger Show.” At one point..." December 21

  • Steelers tell Antonio Brown to knock it off with celebration penalties

    Pro Football Talk "Antonio Brown may be one of the most fun players in the NFL, both for his immense talent and the joy with which he celebrates his accomplishments. But the Steelers have made it clear to their star wide receiver they don’t find the penalties for his dances funny anymore. Quarterback Ben..." November 29

  • Ben Roethlisberger has “no doubt” Andrew Luck will play

    Pro Football Talk "Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is in the concussion protocol. His team plays in two days. That raises real doubts about whether he’ll be cleared to face the Steelers. But at least one person expects to see Luck on Thanksgiving night. “There is no doubt in my mind that he is going to play,”..." November 22

  • Joe Thomas knows Ben Roethlisberger loves beating the Browns

    Pro Football Talk "As Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger tries to tie former Browns quarterback Derek Anderson for the most wins in Cleveland since the Browns returned to the NFL in 1999 with 10, the current cornerstone of the team’s offense knows that Ben gets specific pleasure from beating Ohio’s..." November 20

  • Ben Roethlisberger ‘blown away’ Browns didn’t draft Carson Wentz

    Sportsnaut "With his team struggling big time, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is set to take on the winless Cleveland Browns this upcoming Sunday. It might act as the tonic Pittsburgh needs after dropping four consecutive games. As he has done throughout his career, Big Ben was..." November 16

  • Roethlisberger: Steelers are 'undisciplined and not accountable'

    ESPN "Ben Roethlisberger did not mince words after the Pittsburgh Steelers' fourth straight loss, telling reporters multiple times that the team needs more accountability and discipline. The Steelers (4-5) lost 35-30 to the Dallas Cowboys thanks to two Ezekiel Elliott touchdown runs in the final two..." November 14

  • Ben Roethlisberger on concussions: 'You can't replace a brain'

    Sporting News "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger self-reported a concussion last season. He explained why Wednesday on the MMQB Podcast. Roethlisberger left late in a 39-30 loss to the Seahawks last November, and was evaluated for a concussion. Roethlisberger said he is "proud" he self-reported the..." November 10

  • Roethlisberger has some Tony Romo-Dak Prescott advice for the Cowboys

    CBS Sports "If anyone knows what the Dallas Cowboys are going through at quarterback this year, it's Ben Roethlisberger. In 2004, the Steelers quarterback went through a similar situation during his rookie year in Pittsburgh. Just like Dak Prescott, Big Ben took over after an injury to the starter, and..." November 10

  • Big Ben: I won't say R-E-L-A-X but its only halftime "Humans are obviously prone to panic during moments of weakness, but when it comes to football in Pittsburgh, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger would like to nip that in the bud. "I could do the Aaron Rodgers, 'Relax,' but I'm just going to say, it's halftime," Roethlisberger said Tuesday on 93.7..." November 09

  • Ben Roethilsberger to start for Steelers vs. Ravens "Ben Roethlisberger is officially active versus the Baltimore Ravens. In a move that should surprise no one, Big Ben will play two weeks after undergoing surgery on his meniscus, the Steelers announced. Roethlisberger worked out prior to the contest to ensure there were no issues or swelling..." November 06

  • Steelers still undecided on starting Ben Roethlisberger Sunday

    ESPN "The Pittsburgh Steelers have yet to decide whether Ben Roethlisberger will return to start Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The sources said it is expected to be "a true game-day decision." Kickoff on Sunday is at 1 p.m. ET in..." November 06

  • Roethlisberger officially listed as questionable vs. Ravens

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Steelers list quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as questionable for the Ravens game along with running back DeAneglo Williams and cornerback William Gay. Roethlisberger had surgery Oct. 17 to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee and missed the 27-16 loss to the Patriots. He practiced in a..." November 04

  • Report: Roethlisberger on track to start in Week 9

    Larry Brown Sports "All signs continue to point to Ben Roethlisberger starting for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Ed Bouchette is the latest to report that Roethlisberger is on track to start for the Steelers against the Ravens. Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley apparently..." November 03

  • Ben Roethlisberger admits he probably needs to change his play style, but won't

    Fox Sports "Ben Roethlisberger is one of the biggest quarterbacks in the NFL. It’s where he gets his nickname, Big Ben from, but you already knew that. He’s also among the toughest football has ever seen. It was just two weeks ago that Roethlisberger underwent surgery on his knee. He was forced to miss one..." November 02

  • Mike Tomlin says Ben Roethlisberger could play this week

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said last week that he’s hopeful his knee will be well enough for him to return to the lineup against the Ravens in Week Nine, but the only word from the Steelers about that short a timeline came when president Art Rooney II called it a best-case..." November 01

  • Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger inching closer to playing vs. Ravens

    Baltimore Sun "Will he or won’t he? That’s the question Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers fans have about whether quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will return from the surgery he underwent two weeks ago to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee and play in Sunday’s AFC North showdown at M&T Bank Stadium. Ravens..." November 01

  • Ben Roethlisberger returns to Steelers practice two weeks after knee surgery

    Fox Sports "Well, that didn’t take long. Only two weeks after surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was back on the practice field Monday. Roethlisberger injured the knee Oct. 17 in a 30-15 loss to the Dolphins but missed just one series..." October 31

  • Steelers uncertain whether Ben Roethlisberger can play vs. Ravens

    ESPN "Even though Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said his goal is to return to practice following this weekend's bye, the team is uncertain he can recover from a knee injury in time to play in Week 9 against the Ravens in Baltimore, a source told ESPN. "Ben always puts a premium..." October 30

  • Watch Ben Roethlisberger break his own rule and ask Tom Brady for a jersey

    Fox Sports "Even Ben Roethlisberger can't resist the charm and greatness of Tom Brady. Sorry, Steelers fans, this is undeniable. Before the New England Patriots took on the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field last Sunday, Roethlisberger, recovering from knee surgery, asked the fellow quarterback for TB12..." October 27

  • Steelers believe Ben Roethlisberger will start Week 9

    Sportsnaut "It’s quite possible that the Pittsburgh Steelers will have to play without franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for just one game. According to CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora, many within the Steelers’ organizations believe Big Ben will be able to go following the team’s Week 8..." October 26

  • Ben Roethlisberger resumes throwing at Steelers practice

    Larry Brown Sports "Ben Roethlisberger underwent knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus just eight days ago, but the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback is already back to throwing passes in practice. Roethlisberger was spotted on the field Tuesday as the Steelers got some work in during their bye week. While there..." October 25

  • Big Ben unlikely to miss more than two games, could return after bye

    CBS Sports "Despite reports that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger could miss 4-6 weeks following a meniscus repair in his left knee, numerous team sources indicated the Pro Bowler will be back well before then. Roethlisberger has been ruled out for Sunday's game, but could be back to face Baltimore in Week 9,..." October 23

  • Report: Steelers claim Dolphins' Ndamukong Suh kicked Ben Roethlisberger

    USA Today "The Pittsburgh Steelers have filed a complaint with the NFL seeking review of a play in which Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh appeared to kick quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the leg, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The play occurred in the fourth quarter of the..." October 20

  • Roethlisberger Could Miss 4-6 Weeks After Surgery

    NESN "We already knew the Pittsburgh Steelers wouldn’t have Ben Roethlisberger for their Sunday showdown with the New England Patriots, but Big Ben could miss an even longer period of time than first expected. ESPN reported Wednesday that the two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback is expected to miss..." October 19

  • Steelers backup QB Jones not convinced Roethlisberger will miss Patriots game

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Backup quarterback Landry Jones hadn’t spoken to Ben Roethlisberger Monday before he met with reporters. But like Tom Brady, Jones isn’t convinced Roethlisberger will miss the Patriots game after undergoing surgery for a torn meniscus Monday morning. “Phillip Rivers did it, didn’t he? Jones..." October 18

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