Ben Roethlisberger RUMORS & NEWS

  • Roethlisberger: 'I wasn't a good teammate early in my career'

    Fox Sports "Ben Roethlisberger, now 33 and entering his 12th season, is now considered an elder statesmen in the always-getting-younger National Football League. The veteran Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, given the benefits afforded by time, wisdom and maturity, looks back at the player he was earlier in..." August 08

  • Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger doesn't 'really care' about elite QB debate, even if he is one

    USA Today "Ben Roethlisberger has never concerned himself with personal accolades. Yet the footprint of his ever-expanding legacy will only take on new dimensions when the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback reports for training camp with his teammates in Latrobe, Pa., this weekend. And as he assumes the..." July 24

  • Ben Roethlisberger: 'Not the same' playing Patriots without Tom Brady

    ESPN "The Patriots-Steelers matchup in Week 1 would be better off with Tom Brady involved, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said at Tuesday's session of organized team activities. Roethlisberger, whose Steelers have faced New England eight times since he was drafted in 2004, jokingly asked if..." May 26

  • Cornerbacks next on tap for Steelers after Roethlisberger, Williams deals

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "As the smoke cleared on the signings of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and running back DeAngelo Williams, the Steelers have $6.24 million in salary cap room as they look at veteran cornerbacks to possibly sign. The Steelers met Monday with Patrick Robinson, one of several teams the Saints’..." March 17

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Full rundown on the Roethlisberger deal ... $65M over the first 3, $60.75M guaranteed for injury, $31M signing bonus

  • Big Ben agrees to new contract with Steelers

    ESPN "Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has agreed to a new contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team announced Friday. While announcing the deal on Twitter, the Steelers said they will hold a news conference at 5 p.m. ET. The eight-year, $102 million contract that Roethlisberger signed in 2008..." March 14

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Steelers GM Kevin Colbert tells local reporters that the team has begun preliminary contract talks for Ben Roethlisberger’s extension.

  • Steelers, Roethlisberger to work on contract extension this offseason

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Mike Tomlin isn't an advocate of the term “franchise quarterback.” To him, it's kind of disrespectful. “If you follow professional football, you would think half the teams in the league have a franchise quarterback, and we all know that's not the case,” Tomlin said. “I try to stay away from..." January 07

  • Big Ben hopeful of new contract with Steelers

    ESPN "Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger expressed confidence that he and the Steelers will agree to a new contract after the 11th-year veteran tied for the NFL lead with 4,952 passing yards and led the Steelers to an AFC North title. Roethlisberger is entering the final year of the eight-year, $102..." January 06

  • Ben Roethlisberger concerned about overworking Le'Veon Bell

    The Score "Le'Veon Bell has emerged as a legitimate star in his second season with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bell's 1,046 rushing yards rank second in the league, trailing only the Dallas Cowboys' DeMarco Murray. With the Steelers in playoff contention, sporting a 7-5 record, quarterback Ben..." December 03

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    Ed Bouchette @EdBouchette

    Ben Roethlisberger just told me: "There is absolutely nothing wrong with my wrist.'' Disputed a report that he has a broken bone in wrist.

  • Ben Roethlisberger wasn’t thrilled to see James Harrison in for an offensive play on Sunday.

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Former All-Pro linebacker James Harrison was an emergency long snapper for the Steelers in 2008. He was used in a different role Sunday — as a blocking tight end and potential pass target near the goal line. Harrison appeared to be the intended target on an aborted pass play on first-and-goal..." November 10

  • Roethlisberger: Pretty sure Bradshaw doesn't want me to win 4 Super Bowls

    CBS Sports "It doesn't look like the frosty relationship between Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and Terry Bradshaw is going to thaw off anytime soon. On the season premiere of Jim Rome on Showtime, which airs at 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Roethlisberger joined Rome via satellite and had some..." October 14

  • Roethlisberger reacts to ex-Steeler Sanders' claim

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "As Emmanuel Sanders this week backed up his previous comments that Peyton Manning is a better leader than Ben Roethlisberger, there was a reaction … from Ben Roethlisberger. “He’s going to say whatever he can about the quarterback he is with,” Roethlisberger said in a way that reflected his..." August 14

  • Antonio Brown: Sanders' comments 'terrible'

    ESPN "Pro Bowl wide receiver Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders were teammates for four seasons with the Steelers and remain good friends, but Brown took issue with Sanders calling Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning a "far better leader" than Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger earlier this..." July 31

  • Roethlisberger is eager to land new contract with Steelers

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Ben Roethlisberger doesn't want to think about the decision he might have to make a year from now. If the Steelers don't sign him to a new contract, might he play out the final season of his deal and become a free agent? “I have no clue,” Roethlisberger said Tuesday. “All I worry about is..." May 28

  • Big Ben eyeing 5-7 more years

    ESPN "Ben Roethlisberger predicted that the University of Central Florida's Blake Bortles will be the best quarterback to emerge from the 2014 NFL draft class, and he took a wait-and-see approach when it comes to Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel. Not that Roethlisberger is planning to cede the spotlight..." May 07

  • Steelers, Big Ben still on same page

    ESPN "Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's contract status has been a topic of interest because he has two years left on the $102 million deal he signed in 2008. That is the same number of years Roethlisberger had remaining on his rookie contract when he and the Steelers agreed to the deal that made him..." April 23

  • Steelers open toward new contract with Roethlisberger

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Steelers remain open to signing quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a new contract this year, but it probably wouldn't happen until summer at the earliest – and might not happen at all, according to general manager Kevin Colbert. The signings of Jay Cutler, Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco, all of..." March 24

  • GM wants to re-sign Roethlisberger

    ESPN "Team president Art Rooney II said last month that he wants quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to retire as a Steeler. General manager Kevin Colbert echoed those sentiments Wednesday. "It's unanimous that we want Ben to be a Steeler for the rest of his career," Colbert said on 93.7 The Fan in..." February 20

  • Rooney: We want Roethlisberger through 2015 and beyond

    CBS Sports "If you were trying to predict the future for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in 2013, you likely ended up awfully confused. There was a report that Roethlisberger's next contract could exceed $20 million per season -- we assume with the Steelers -- and there was another report claiming..." January 09

  • Strong finish has Roethlisberger enthused about no-huddle offense

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The offseason officially arrived only hours before, yet Ben Roethlisberger already was eager to talk about the 2014 season with offensive coordinator Todd Haley. The topic: the no-huddle offense. The idea: to begin next season with the no-huddle as the Steelers' base offense. “We got to..." January 03

  • Big Ben calls out Haley for abandoning the run "The Pittsburgh Steelers came out of the gate doing what we expected on a snowy field Sunday at Heinz Field. Against the visiting Dolphins, Pittsburgh ran the ball down Miami's throat early, handing the rock to rookie Le'Veon Bell eight times on the team's 12-play touchdown drive in the opening..." December 09

  • Roethlisberger: 'I will do whatever it takes to stay here'

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Ben Roethlisberger, subjected to ongoing rumors he might ask to be traded, strongly hinted Wednesday he will do whatever is necessary to remain with the Steelers. Roethlisberger, a two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback, is under contract for the 2014 and '15 seasons, but the Steelers are..." November 21

  • Big Ben's frustration with Steelers due to money, losing "NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported last Sunday that Ben Roethlisberger likely will ask to be traded this offseason after a decade of play with the Pittsburgh Steelers. So what's eating at Big Ben? Rapoport said Sunday on NFL Network's "NFL GameDay Morning" that Roethlisberger's..." November 17

  • Steelers won't trade Big Ben in 2014 without a QB replacement "For all of this week's speculation surrounding Ben Roethlisberger's future, the key question remains: Is there fire behind all of this smoke with the Pittsburgh Steelers? After speaking with a Steelers source, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Friday's edition of NFL Network's "Around..." November 16

  • Roethlisberger lashes out again at ongoing reports of discord

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Network continues to drive a wedge between the Steelers and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. And Roethlisberger continues to reiterate his desire to stay in Pittsburgh — and to express frustration at the reports regarding the existence of reports that tend to drive a wedge between the Steelers..." November 15

  • Big Ben expecting to join $20 million QB club

    National Football Post "While talk of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger being traded or even requesting a trade is a bit premature at this point, a looming issue for him and the Pittsburgh Steelers is a contract extension that is likely to be discussed this offseason. A contract the 31-year-old Roethlisberger would..." November 14

  • Ben Roethlisberger: 'I'd retire before I'd accept a trade'

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "On his way to the shower Sunday after the Steelers' 23-10 win against the Buffalo Bills, Ben Roethlisberger made it a point to find team owner Dan Rooney. On his way back from the shower, Roethlisberger sought out team president Art Rooney II. His message to both was the same. "I'm so sorry,"..." November 12

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    Bear Heiser @BearHeiser

    @MikeSilver says if #Steelers/Roethlisberger do try to part ways, expect #Cardinals to make a hard push w/ Bruce Arians leading the charge.

  • Steelers not trading Roethlisberger, call report 'erroneous'

    CBS Sports "On Sunday morning, hours before the 2-6 Steelers took on the Bills, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was so frustrated with how the first two months have unfolded that he could possibly ask to be traded this offseason. "Steelers sources tell me to..." November 10

  • Report: Roethlisberger frustrated with direction of Steelers

    Pro Football Talk "At a time when the NFL’s attention has been focused almost exclusive on the drama in Miami, a quarterback who knows a thing or two about drama has stepped back into the spotlight. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger isn’t happy with the team’s..." November 10

  • Big Ben: Steelers stayed hopeful during winless start "Calm has returned to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Left for dead after an 0-4 start the Steelers are back on the radar after two straight wins including a had-to-have-it victory over rival Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Up next is a trip to The Black Hole for a Week 8 meeting with the Oakland..." October 25

  • Despite Clark's comments, Roethlisberger to keep playing same style

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The captain of the Steelers' defense thinks the captain of the Steelers' offense needs to change the way he's playing. The offensive captain's response? Ben Roethlisberger is going to be Ben Roethlisberger no matter what Ryan Clark thinks. With the Steelers (0-4) still winless as..." October 10

  • Roethlisberger points to running game progress

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Steelers are 19th in total offense and 31st in rushing yet Ben Roethlisberger is seeing progress on a weekly basis. He especially likes what he saw of rookie running back Le'Veon Bell in his NFL debut. “I'm not going to say he was Adrian Peterson” Roethlisberger said. “But he showed me..." October 09

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    Ed Bouchette @EdBouchette

    Ben has sublexation of R forefinger. Says no big deal and wont affect him when Steelers resume play at Jets in two weeks

  • Big Ben mired in a rare slump for a winner

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Big Ben stands majestically in the north end of the Palace of Westminster a symbol of London's culture and a famously identifiable landmark that serves as a source of pride for the people of this British capital. At a height of 315 feet the Neo-gothic architectural tower houses the largest..." September 29

  • Le'Veon Bell may start on Sunday, Ben unsure of what to expect

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Mike Tomlin said rookie halfback Le'Veon Bell looks ready to play his first game and might start Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings in London. Pardon quarterback Ben Roethlisberger if he does not get too excited about the news. "We are excited about watching him be a full participant this..." September 25

  • Roethlisberger: ‘It’s tough’ not having a big deep-threat target

    Sports Glory "Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is trying to run an offense with just two wide receivers 6 feet or taller. So far he hasn’t been able to make it work. “They’re aren’t the biggest guys in the world so it’s easy for defensive backs to hold them push them and arm-bar them and..." September 22

  • Roethlisberger admits ‘frustration’ with Haley’s system last season

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Ben Roethlisberger described publicly for the first time the uneasiness he and his teammates felt a year ago when new coordinator Todd Haley tossed out the offense they knew so well handed them a playbook filled with unfamiliar terminology and told them to learn it. “He brought it in and (said)..." July 28

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    Ed Bouchette @EdBouchette

    Roethlisberger also told me he and OC Todd Haley have a better relationship now than they did last year.

  • Roethlisberger says his knee feels “better than ever”

    Pro Football Talk "During this week’s visit to London, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said that he wants to finish his career with more Super Bowl rings than the four won by former Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw. It won’t be easy for Roethlisberger to win three more Super Bowls and it will be..." July 03

  • Steelers to approach Roethlisberger with contract extension next offseason

    ESPN "Of the 16 contracts signed by NFL players with a maximum value of at least $100 million, no one has ever earned $70 million in those non-guaranteed deals. That will change this year with Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, according to ESPN Stats & Information's John Parolin...." July 01

  • Steelers' Roethlisberger, Haley making strides

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "That supposed frosty relationship between quarterback and offensive coordinator has thawed this spring. At least, it would seem that way by listening to Ben Roethlisberger and Todd Haley speak -- and they speak to each other often apparently. After Haley was hired last year, the story became..." June 13

  • Roethlisberger: Knee fine, 'could play Sunday if I had to'

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Ben Roethlisberger shucked his crutches a few days ago and said he could play a game on Sunday if there was one. He'll have to wait until August for that, but he said he will be ready to begin training camp July 26. Roethlisberger had what he described as cleanup surgery by Dr. James Bradley on..." June 12

  • Steelers: We made correct call on Roethlisberger concussion

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Ben Roethlisberger said he could play. Then said he couldn't. Then he said he could. The Steelers finally decided he couldn't, and they might have missed the 2009 playoffs because of their decision — the medically correct one, according to multiple concussion experts — to tread cautiously with..." June 09

  • Steelers’ new backup QB prepares in event of Roethlisberger injury

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Bruce Gradkowski became the first Steelers quarterback this season to lead the team onto the field at Heinz Field. Even if it was only June. But he understands it could happen again in November. Or even January. “That's true,” Gradkowski said. “In this game, you never know what is going to..." June 08

  • Steelers’ Roethlisberger undergoes minor knee surgery

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had what the team described as minor surgery on his right knee Wednesday but is expected to be ready for the start of training camp. Roethlisberger had the procedure only one day after practicing as normal during the seventh day of the Steelers'..." June 05

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    Mark Kaboly @MarkKaboly_Trib

    Steelers confirm Roethlisberger had minor knee surgery performed today

  • Roethlisberger gets new guardian in Gilbert

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "No book in the works yet, so no movie either, but The Blind Side remains under development in Pittsburgh. It will feature Marcus Gilbert or Mike Adams as Ben Roethlisberger's premier bodyguard. Gilbert wants that role, which would come in the form of the Steelers' starting left offensive tackle...." May 25