Ben Roethlisberger RUMORS & NEWS

  • Roethlisberger on recovery: I drank a lot of milk

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers started Landry Jones at quarterback on Sunday and the plan was for him to pilot the offense all day with Ben Roethlisberger serving as the team’s backup. That went out the window in the first quarter when Jones hurt his ankle and forced Roethlisberger into the game a week after his..." November 16

  • Big Ben at QB after Steelers' Jones hurts ankle

    ESPN "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger entered Sunday's game against the Browns on the third series after starter Landry Jones limped off the field with a left ankle injury. Roethlisberger was not expected to play because of a mid-foot sprain suffered last week. But as soon as Jones went..." November 15

  • Ben Roethlisberger (foot) to serve as Landry Jones' backup for Steelers

    Pittsburgh Suntimes "Hobbled Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will back up Landry Jones when the Steelers host the Cleveland Browns on Sunday at Heinz Field, a source told ESPN’s Britt McHenry. Roethlisberger, who had his left foot roll under him while being brought to the ground late in last week’s..." November 15

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    Ray Fittipaldo @rayfitt1

    Roethlisberger was limited and will be listed as questionable for Sunday

  • Roethlisberger practices but status unknown for Sunday

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Do not count out Ben Roethlisberger just yet. Roethlisberger practiced Thursday for the first time this week and said his injured left foot felt fine afterward. However, how it reacted overnight to the stress of practicing will go a long way in determining whether he can beat the odds and..." November 13

  • Roethlisberger won’t rule himself out for this week

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hurt his foot during last Sunday’s victory over the Raiders and reports have him set to miss a few weeks while he recovers. Roethlisberger isn’t ready to say that he’ll be out that long, however. In fact, Roethlisberger isn’t even willing to say that..." November 10

  • Report: Roethlisberger to miss a few weeks with foot sprain

    Larry Brown Sports "Ben Roethlisberger suffered a foot injury in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ win over the Oakland Raiders at home on Sunday, and the early word is he is expected to miss a few weeks. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said in his postgame press conference that Roethlisberger suffered a foot sprain and would..." November 09

  • Ben Roethlisberger to undergo MRI on sprained foot

    The Score "Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will undergo an MRI on a sprained foot suffered in Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders, according to Bob Labriola of the team's official website. Roethlisberger was helped off the field and carted to the locker room after his left foot..." November 08

  • Ben Roethlisberger leaves game with left foot injury

    CBS Sports "Two weeks after Ben Roethlisberger returned from an MCL injury and bone bruise to his left knee, the Steelers quarterback suffered what appeared to be a left foot injury midway through the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Raiders. " November 08

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Roethlisberger now being carried off the field and on to a cart to leave the field. Could be done for the day if not longer

  • Ben Roethlisberger eclipses Johnny Unitas on passing list; Joe Montana next

    ESPN "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger just eclipsed an NFL legend in career passing yardage, and he's quickly closing in on another. Roethlisberger, who entered Sunday's game against Oakland with 40,231 career passing yards, surpassed Johnny Unitas for 15th all time with a 33-yard pass to..." November 08

  • Roethlisberger suffers foot sprain, to miss a few weeks "Ben Roethlisberger's return to the Steelers' lineup didn't even last two full games. Big Ben suffered a mid-foot sprain during the Steelers' 38-35 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, a source briefed on the injury told NFL Media's Albert Breer. He is expected to miss at least a few weeks..." November 08

  • Experts expect Steelers QB Roethlisberger to bounce back from loss

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Name something a quarterback can do wrong, and Ben Roethlisberger pretty much did it during his return from a knee injury Sunday after being off the field for a month. He threw three interceptions for the first time in 50 starts — two of which came on back-to-back throws in the fourth quarter..." November 04

  • Ben Roethlisberger throws TD on first drive, reaches 40,000-yard mark

    ESPN "Now that's how you come back from a knee injury. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger scorched the Cincinnati Bengals defense in his first series in more than a month, leading a 12-play, 80-yard touchdown drive that lasted nearly 8 minutes. On 3rd-and-goal from the 1,..." November 01

  • Ben Roethlisberger officially probable for Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "Barring an unforeseen calamity, the Steelers are going to have Ben Roethlisberger back at quarterback on Sunday afternoon. The team listed Roethlisberger as probable on their final injury report of the week on Friday, which all but ends any lingering suspense about the team’s plans at..." October 31

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    Gerry Dulac @gerrydulac

    Ben R cautious how knee will react after it became inflamed last wk from practicing. "That's why I'm not getting my hopes up for Sunday."

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    Dale Lolley @dlolleyor

    Tomlin said team has no reservations or limitations on Roethlisberger this week #Steelers

  • Steelers preparing for Roethlisberger to play Sunday

    The Score "Barring a setback, the Pittsburgh Steelers will have Ben Roethlisberger back for Sunday's divisional matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. Head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday the team is "comfortable" with where Roethlisberger is in his recovery and his availability for Sunday." October 27

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    For what it's worth, #Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is traveling to KC, I'm told. The plan is still for Landry Jones, but Ben will travel

  • Ben Roethlisberger listed as questionable

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said early this week that he’s “assuming” Landry Jones will start at quarterback against the Chiefs this week and offensive coordinator Todd Haley said Thursday that he’s preparing Jones to start, but the team isn’t ruling Ben Roethlisberger out just..." October 23

  • Steelers QB Roethlisberger experiencing knee pain, but can 'deal' with it

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Ben Roethlisberger is uncertain whether he will get back on the field Sunday against the Chiefs only four weeks after suffering a knee injury. Roethlisberger, however, is sure that the pain associated with his MCL sprain and bone bruise is still present. “No, not the pain,” Roethlisberger..." October 21

  • Roethlisberger limited in practice, “threw the ball really well”

    Pro Football Talk "If Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is going to make his return to the lineup against the Chiefs this weekend, he’ll need a good week of practice to convince the team his knee has recovered sufficiently. He kicked off the practice week on Wednesday as a limited participant and said after..." October 21

  • Big Ben to Martavis Bryant: 'Don't ever flip in the end zone again'

    CBS Sports "Maybe Martavis Bryant didn't get the memo. Or perhaps Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was so shocked by Landry Jones' play -- and Bryant's 88-yard touchdown reception -- that he didn't even notice the second-year player somersaulting into the end zone for that late touchdown on Sunday against the..." October 21

  • Roethlisberger plans to practice and did not rule out playing against Kansas City

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Sunday he plans to be a full participant at practice this week and did not rule out that he will play Sunday at Kansas City against the Chiefs. “We’re going to tape it and brace it and I’m going to see what I can do,” Roethlisberger said after the..." October 19

  • Big Ben won't rule out Week 7 return; Mike Vick 'a week away' "Landry Jones led the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 25-13 come-from-behind victory over the Arizona Cardinals, but the question looming in the Iron City is whether Ben Roethlisberger will return in Week 7. "We're going to tape it and brace it and I'm going to see what I can do," Roethlisberger said..." October 19

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    Aditi Kinkhabwala @AKinkhabwala

    And the tease of the week is over. Steelers announce Ben Roethlisberger is officially out.

  • Ben Roethlisberger’s status for Sunday remains a mystery

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger returned to practice this week, participating on a limited basis both Wednesday and Thursday, less than four weeks after suffering a sprained MCL and a bone bruise in his knee. And now the question becomes whether Ben actually could play on Sunday against..." October 16

  • Roethlisberger ruled out for Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger indicated this week that he was feeling good enough that he might just be ready to return. But it will be at least another week. Roethlisberger has been officially ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals. That’s no surprise, as Roethlisberger..." October 16

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Steelers remain enthused by Ben Roethlisberger's progress but no expectation he plays this weekend at this point. Oct. 25 remains possible

  • Roethlisberger plans to do 7-on-7 work on Wednesday

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers return to the practice field on Wednesday and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is planning to be involved in some team drills as he makes his way back from the knee injury that has kept him out of the lineup the last two weeks. Roethlisberger said, via Jeremy Fowler of, that..." October 14

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Ben Roethlisberger wants to play Sun vs. former OC Bruce Arians. Steelers have not ruled out possibility, but it's considered a “longshot."

  • Roethlisberger in “quite a bit of pain,” taking it a week at a time

    Pro Football Talk "There’s no date set for Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to make his return from a sprained MCL and bone bruise in his knee yet. A report from Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports had Roethlisberger “on target” to return to action on October 25 against the Chiefs, which would be four weeks from..." October 07

  • Steelers QB Roethlisberger not targeting Oct. 25 return

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Ben Roethlisberger's rehab is going well and is on schedule, but that doesn't mean the Steelers quarterback will be back for the Oct. 25 game against the Kansas City Chiefs. A report Monday said Roethlisberger is targeting the Chiefs game — four weeks to the day from when he..." October 07

  • NFL investigated possibility Roethlisberger was using cell phone

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots fans aren’t the only ones who noticed Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger using what appeared to be a cell phone device during Thursday night’s game against the Ravens. The NFL noticed, too. And the NFL looked into the situation. Via Tom Curran of CSN New England, NFL spokesman..." October 03

  • 'This is pretty painful': Roethlisberger feared broken leg or season-ending injury after big hit

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Ben Roethlisberger said today he was fearful he broke his leg or suffered a season-ending injury when he was carted from the field in the third quarter of Sunday’s 12-6 Steelers victory in St. Louis. Roethlisberger has a tear in his medial collateral ligament (MCL) and a bone bruise in his..." September 29

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Talked Big Ben on #NFLHQ... It's clear the bone bruise is as much or more of an issue than the MCL sprain. More likely 6 weeks out than 4

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Steelers already saying Roethlisberger is done for the game. That's per @SteelersPRBurt

  • Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger expected to miss 4-6 weeks

    ESPN "Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger left Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams midway through the third quarter with a left knee injury. With five minutes, 35 seconds left in the third quarter, Rams safety Mark Barron sacked Roethlisberger after coming on a blitz, hitting him..." September 27

  • Roethlisberger says he isn't surprised Brady won case

    ESPN Boston "Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said he “wasn’t surprised at all” that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady would be playing in Thursday night’s NFL opener, which is what he figured all along. “Just felt like the league had done something without ... I guess it was..." September 07

  • Roethlisberger jokes about Steelers' lack of RB depth: 'We'll just go empty'

    The Score "Ben Roethlisberger isn't losing any sleep over the fact his Pittsburgh Steelers appear set to enter the season with only two running backs on the active roster. Asked if he's concerned about the Steelers' offense with star running back Le'Veon Bell suspended for two games and only DeAngelo..." September 06

  • 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