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Ben Roethlisberger | QB | Pittsburgh Steelers
Posted: 6/9/2014 12:11am et
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger said the team may use more no-huddle formations on offense. 'I think it's something that we realized where we can be and what we did last year, and where we were successful, so I think we'll use it more,' Roethlisberger said. Roethlisberger was extremely successful in the no-huddle, completing 102 of 163 passes for 1,221 yards and 10 of his 28 touchdowns last season.
Huddle Up: The Steelers also have talked about this in past seasons with nothing noticeably changing, but if they follow through this time, it could mean more aerial attempts for Big Ben, who easily hit career highs for completions (375) and attempts (584) while posting his second-best single-year yardage (4,261) and TD pass (28) totals.

Posted: 3/23/2014 10:58pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said the team remains interested in signing QB Ben Roethlisberger to a contract extension, but nothing likely would occur until the summer at the earliest. Colbert also indicated the team may not be able to reach an agreement with Roethlisberger this offseason.
Huddle Up: Big Ben recorded his highest yardage total (4,261) since 2009 and his most TD passes (28) since 2007 and remains a lower-tier QB1 in most fantasy leagues.

Posted: 2/19/2014 8:21pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said he wants to sign QB Ben Roethlisberger to a contract extension that would keep him with the team for the rest of his career.
Huddle Up: The Steelers would love to keep Roethlisberger around, and do so in a cap-friendly manner. Sounds like the GM has some work to do this offseason.

Posted: 1/5/2014 2:17pm et
The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to offer QB Ben Roethlisberger a contract extension this offseason. Roethlisberger has two years left on his current contract.
Huddle Up: Despite the personnel changes around him, Big Ben actually posted the second-highest passing yardage (4,261) and TD pass totals (28) of his career, and with franchise QBs at an all-time premium, look for an extension to be forthcoming.

Posted: 12/10/2013 1:52pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger said he has no issues with offensive coordinator Todd Haley, and his comments were taken out of context. 'It's unbelievable,' Roethlisberger said. 'It gets blown up and it's by reporters that come in there and ask the dumbest questions after a game, and it makes it ridiculous when they only take part of your answer. 'It was taken way out of context. There is absolutely no issue between coach Haley and I. I love where this offense is right now.'
Huddle Up: There seems to be too much smoke for there not to be a fire here, but no one can debate Big Ben's statistical success of late as he is tied with Peyton Manning for the most TD passes (16) since Week 9 and ranks third in the league with 1,794 passing yards over that span.

Posted: 10/1/2013 3:51pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (finger) suffered a partial dislocation of his right index finger in Week 4 and was wearing a sleeve on his finger Tuesday, Oct. 1. However, the partial dislocation shouldn't be an issue for him. His injury is minor enough that he asked head coach Mike Tomlin to allow him to practice Tuesday.
Huddle Up: He played just fine through it. He isn't a sexy option, but Roethlisberger is going to have to put it up a lot if the defense continues to falter.

Posted: 9/17/2013 12:53am et
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger was 20-of-37 for 251 yards, a TD an interception Monday, Sept. 16 in a 20-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
Huddle Up: The Steelers only scored 10 points but it still bettered their Week 1 output (9), giving them 2 TDs -- both short Roethlisberger TD passes -- in 2 games. Big Ben was only sacked twice but was on the run most of the night, and given the team's offensive line woes and lack of a running game, all Steelers have to be considered risky fantasy starts until proven otherwise.

Posted: 8/29/2013 7:00pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger will not play in the team's final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 29.
Huddle Up: Roethlisberger has been bitten by the injury bug in recent seasons, and there's no sense in exposing him to more hits in the meaningless -- at least to the Steelers' starters -- preseason finale.

Posted: 7/27/2013 3:35pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger said his right knee is fine even though head coach Mike Tomlin said Roethlisberger was dealing with a little discomfort in the knee.
Huddle Up: Big Ben always seems to be dinged, so there's no real concern here. However, if knee issues linger throughout camp you have to assume that they'll continue to bug Roethlisberger during the season and you may have to plan for him to miss a game or two along the way. In other words, business as usual.