Ben Roethlisberger | QB | Pittsburgh Steelers
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.
Posted: 7/3/2013 10:37pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger said his surgically repaired right knee feels better than ever. "It feels great, it feels better than ever, like it's a brand new knee and I feel younger than ever, I feel good," Roethlisberger said.
Huddle Up: Roethlisberger always seems beaten up and beaten down by the end of the season, so it's nice to know that at least he'll head into 2013 relatively healthy.
Posted: 7/1/2013 5:19pm et
The Pittsburgh Steelers likely will look to sign QB Ben Roethlisberger to a contract extension next offseason because he is scheduled to count $18 million against the salary cap in 2014.
Huddle Up: The Steelers had salary cap issues this offseason and would prefer not to endure the roster purge again next year. With Big Ben is in line for an $18 million hit next year, he's a prime candidate for a long-term, significantly more cap-friendly deal.
Posted: 6/12/2013 12:27am et
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (knee) said the recovery from surgery to repair a torn right knee meniscus is going well and that he could play this weekend if he had to. 'It feels great,' Roethlisberger said. 'I saw Doc [James] Bradley this morning. He was pleasantly surprised with the range of motion and where we're at with the swelling. It feels great. I've been off crutches for a couple days now and moving around pretty good. I think I could play Sunday if I had to. According to Doc, the surgery went really well, my knee is in great shape. They took care of the little problem. It had been bothering me a little bit last year and we just decided now is the time to take care of it.'
Huddle Up: Count on Big Ben starting the season, but also count on him missing a game or 3 with the Steelers' lingering offensive line woes and his penchant for finding contact.
Posted: 6/5/2013 2:33pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger had minor surgery on his right knee Wednesday, June 5, and is expected to be healthy for the start of training camp.
Huddle Up: Doesn't sound like a major issue, and Big Ben has a couple months to recover before camp starts. But Roethlisberger is already a lock to miss a game or two during the season due to injury; if he's already heading into the season dinged up, that doesn't bode well for his potential production.
Posted: 5/29/2013 5:36pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger met with offensive coordinator Todd Haley several times this offseason and had a lot of input into what worked and what did not last season. Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders said Haley is giving Roethlisberger more control at the line of scrimmage in terms of check downs and hot reads.
Huddle Up: You may recall last season when Big Ben seemed to have issues with the Steelers new offense and new offensive coordinator, so the fact that Roethlisberger and Haley are collaborating instead of butting heads is good news. Now Roethlisberger can focus on how the Steelers will replace Mike Wallace and come up with a running game.
Posted: 4/14/2013 5:46pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has been pushing for the team to match the offer restricted free-agent WR Emmanuel Sanders signed with the New England Patriots. The Steelers are not worried about the $2.5 million Sanders would make, but could lose him next offseason.
Huddle Up: If Sanders departs, he joins Mike Wallace as an ex-Steeler WR, taking away a combined 108 catches, 1,462 yards and 9 TDs from the Pittsburgh offense of last season and leaving Big Ben with an uninspiring WR corps headed by Antonio, Brown, Jerricho Cotchery and Plaxico Burress.
Posted: 3/6/2013 4:09pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger said he is feeling great after dealing with a sprained right shoulder and dislocated rib during the season. "I feel great. I think I ended the season healthier than I have in a long time. I know that sounds crazy because of my ribs and chest, but I played three or four games at the end of the season and I was actually getting healthy as the season was ending," Roethlisberger said.
Huddle Up: Between a shaky Steelers offensive line and Big Ben's propensity for hanging on to the ball until the last possible moment, Roethlisberger usually winds up taking a beating. Getting healthy in time for the start of offseason workouts is a positive development, as he'll be working with some new skill position teammates as Mike Wallace leaves via free agency and the Steelers search for running back help.
Posted: 2/28/2013 4:31pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has restructured his contract to create $3 million in cap space for the team. His 2013 cap number has dropped from $19.6 million to $16.6 million.
Huddle Up: The Steelers reportedly were $14 million-$15 million over the cap, but Big Ben's new deal, along with restructures for WR Antonio Brown and LB Lawrence Timmons, may start to give the cash-strapped club some breathing room.
Posted: 2/26/2013 10:27pm et
The Pittsburgh Steelers and QB Ben Roethlisberger are working on renegotiating the quarterback's contract, and it is possible the two sides could have an agreement before the end of the week. The contract is not expected to be extended at this point, but that could happen next offseason.
Huddle Up: As evidenced by Tom Brady's new deal, QB contacts often offer the most wiggle room, and the Steelers certainly need all they can get as one of the league's teams in the most salary-cap trouble.
Posted: 1/1/2013 3:58pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said that Ben Roethlisberger (shoulder, ribs) will not require offseason surgery.
Huddle Up: Roethlisberger's injury essentially cost him 4 games, but he wound up ranking 11th overall among QBs with an average of 21.27 fantasy points per game (Huddle Performance scoring). The key for the QB will be getting better protection from an offensive line that has battled injuries and subpar for several seasons now.
Posted: 12/18/2012 2:31pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said QB Ben Roethlisberger is on board with the team's offensive play calling after the quarterback criticized the team's plan in Week 15 by saying 'we didn't call the right play.' Roethlisberger said he was disappointed he wasn't allowed to run the no-huddle offense more in the second half of the game.
Huddle Up: Fantasy-wise, Roethlisberger has been just fine, coming off a 339-yard, 2-TD performance in Week 15, but the Steelers definitely need Big Ben on board with the team currently on the outside looking in at the AFC playoff race.
Posted: 12/17/2012 11:33am et
Although Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger placed blame on himself for the team's Week 15 loss, he also questioned the playcalling. When asked why TE Heath Miller didn't have a single pass thrown his way in the second half, Roethlisberger replied, "I just don't think we called the right plays to get him the ball." And when asked why the team didn't run more no-huddle offense in the second half, Roethlisberger acknowledged he wished they had done more. "That's tough for me to answer right now," Roethlisberger said. "The second half we didn't do much of it, and that's disappointing."
Huddle Up: It's no secret Big Ben is at odds with his offensive coordinator. Maybe we'll get a full-blown feud this week--certainly if the Steelers wind up missing the playoffs. Getcha popcorn.
Posted: 12/9/2012 11:56pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (shoulder) completed 22 of his 42 pass attempts for 285 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in the Week 14 loss against San Diego Chargers. It was Roethlisberger's first action since Week 10.
Huddle Up: Roethlisberger started real slow but picked it up after the Steelers shockingly fell behind, 27-3, throwing all 3 of his TD passes in the final quarter and a half. The QB also rushed for 31 yards to finish a yard behind the team's leading rusher, Jonathan Dwyer (8-32).