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Ben Roethlisberger | Quarterback

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/2/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 241
College: Miami (OH)
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Owner Art Rooney II said the team wants to get Ben Roethlisberger's contract extension done as soon as possible.
Ideally, the Steelers will strike a deal with Roethlisberger before March 10 so they don't carry his current $18.4M cap hit into free agency. Coming off a career-best statistical season and still just 32 years old, Big Ben is expected to net a deal worth more than $20M per year in annual base salary. Jan 22 - 9:27 AM

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Ben Roethlisberger will not need offseason knee surgery.

Roethlisberger opted out of the Pro Bowl as a precaution, but his agent confirmed to ESPN he won't need surgery. Big Ben's knee will require rest, but he should be good to go for the Steelers' offseason program. Roethlisberger had the best statistical season of his career in 2014, throwing for 4,952 yards and 32 touchdowns while completing 67.1 percent of his passes.
Jan 10 - 12:42 PM

Coach Mike Tomlin said Ben Roethlisberger may have an offseason procedure to clean out his knee.

Assuming this is just a scope, Roethlisberger would be fine for the offseason program. He'll turn 33 in March, but has held up reasonably well over the last four seasons (60-of-64 games played). The Steelers are expected to re-sign Big Ben to a multi-year contract extension before his current deal expires following the 2015 season.
Jan 6 - 12:15 PM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 31-of-45 passes for 334 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in Pittsburgh's Wild Card loss to the Ravens.

The Steelers went pass-heavy without Le'Veon Bell, leading to Roethlisberger's 45 attempts. He struggled in the red-zone despite throwing for 334 yards, forcing Pittsburgh to settle for three first-half field goals. Roethlisberger's only touchdown was a five-yard fade to Martavis Bryant. He briefly exited in fourth quarter with a neck/shoulder injury and ended the Steelers comeback by immediately getting intercepted on the first play he returned. Roethlisberger had a career year in 2014, throwing for a league-high 4,952 yards with a 32:9 TD/INT ratio. The Steelers will look to extend him in the offseason.
Jan 3 - 11:52 PM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 24-of-38 passes for 317 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in Pittsburgh's 27-17, Week 17 win over the Bengals on Sunday night.

Roethlisberger missed pre-game warmups and briefly went to the locker room in the first quarter due to flu-like symptoms. He was able to take advantage of the Bengals secondary at the short and intermediate levels, with both of his touchdowns coming on impressive plays after the catch by Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant. Roethlisberger had a career year in 2014, tying Drew Brees for a league-high 4,952 yards with a 32:9 TD/INT ratio. The Steelers clinched the AFC North and will play the Ravens in the first round of the playoffs.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 11:47:00 PM

Ben Roethlisberger isn't on the Week 17 injury report.

Big Ben gave the team a scare last week when he took a leg whip to his right knee ahead of halftime. He headed to the locker room for some treatment, but returned for the second half and finished the game. Roethlisberger is ready to roll for Sunday Night Football against the Bengals with the division on the line.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 09:08:00 AM

The Week 17 Bengals at Steelers game has been flexed to Sunday Night Football on NBC.

The game will decide the AFC North. However, a lot of intrigue could be lost if the Bengals beat the Broncos tonight as that would clinch a playoff berth for Marvin Lewis' bunch. The Steelers already clinched a playoff spot by beating the Chiefs yesterday. Other options for NBC included the Lions at Packers in a game for the NFC North and the Panthers at Falcons for the NFC South crown (along with a playoff spot).
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 08:17:00 AM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 18-of-25 passes for 220 yards and a touchdown in Pittsburgh's 20-12, Week 16 win over the Chiefs.

Big Ben was slowed by the Chiefs' elite pass defense, but found just enough cushions to propel the Steelers to their 10th win, and a Wild Card berth. Pittsburgh can still clinch the division if they beat the Bengals in Week 17. Ben was lucky to escape without a turnover, as he appeared to lose a first-half fumble, but it was ruled an incomplete pass upon a dubious review. Ben also tweaked his right knee, but was no worse for the wear after running to the locker room for some brief treatment.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 04:16:00 PM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 27-of-35 passes for 360 yards, zero touchdowns, and zero interceptions in the Steelers' Week 15 win over the Falcons.

Big Ben and the passing game accounted for much of the offense, but Le'Veon Bell was the one cleaning it all up at the goal line with two rushing touchdowns despite 47 rush yards. Roethlisberger hooked up with Antonio Brown 10 times for 123 yards. Heath Miller reeled in four passes for 68 yards, including a 25-yard gain that sealed the seven-point win. Big Ben gets the Chiefs in Week 16.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 04:13:00 PM

Ben Roethlisberger went 25-of-39 for 350 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's Week 14 win at Cincy.

Proving there's nothing wrong with his throwing hand, Big Ben dropped dimes all over the field. This is an offense that's reached elite status with Le'Veon Bell as a dominant runner and check-down option, Antonio Brown dominating the intermediate routes and Martavis Bryant capable of burning it up deep. Roethlisberger's best throw in this one was a perfect dime in stride to a streaking Bryant for a 94-yard TD that iced the game in the fourth quarter. Ben has now gone over 300 yards in five of his last six games heading into a mouth-watering Week 15 matchup at Atlanta.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 04:54:00 PM

A source tells CBS Sports that Ben Roethlisberger (hand) looked good in practice this week.

Roethlisberger merely bruised his right (throwing) hand during last week's loss to the Saints. He was able to practice in full this week and will be a full go for Sunday's game at Cincy. CBS' Jason La Canfora also reports that the Steelers are intent on signing Big Ben to a long-term deal and intend to begin negotiations early this offseason. He's currently set to become a free agent in 2016.
Source: CBS Sports
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 09:46:00 AM

Ben Roethlisberger said there is "absolutely nothing wrong with my wrist."

Roethlisberger clearly banged his right (throwing) hand on Curtis Lofton's helmet during Sunday's loss to the Saints. However, multiple sources have told the Post-Gazette there are no broken bones and the Steelers have shown zero concern so far. We're still monitoring the situation as Big Ben did not practice Wednesday -- the Steelers officially listed it as "not injury related."
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 08:15:00 AM

Ben Roethlisberger said the hand injury he sustained during Sunday's loss to the Saints did not affect his throwing.

Roethlisberger banged his right (throwing) hand on Curtis Lofton's helmet during the first quarter. It certainly affected him in the short term, as he told the sideline to call five straight running plays and was flexing it throughout the game. But Big Ben was able to shake it off, using garbage time to give owners a 435-yard, two-touchdown day. He should be fine for Week 14 at Cincy, but we'll be monitoring his status.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 09:07:00 AM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 32-of-58 passes for 435 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Steelers' 35-32, Week 13 loss to the Saints.

This game wasn't close at all, but Big Ben made it look that way in the box score thanks to a ton of garbage-time yards and both touchdowns late. Roethlisberger could have easily thrown three or four more interceptions. He started off slow and banged his hand/wrist on LB Curtis Lofton's helmet early. It noticeably affected Ben the rest of the afternoon, as he missed high on a number of throws. Both late scores went to Antonio Brown. Ben will be a borderline QB1/2 next week in Cincinnati.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 04:50:00 PM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 21-of-32 passes for 207 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Steelers' Week 11 win over the Titans on Monday night.

Titans DC Ray Horton made it a point to get after Roethlisberger, who absorbed five sacks and was hit a dozen times. But Horton paid for it by leaving huge running lanes for Le'Veon Bell. Big Ben tossed a horrible interception just before halftime in the end zone to Jason McCourty. He threw it late and off his back foot, or he would have had an easy touchdown to Antonio Brown. But Ben later found Brown in the fourth quarter for a 12-yard score that wound up being the game-winning touchdown. The Steelers later squatted on the ball for the final seven-plus minutes to drain the clock. Pittsburgh heads into the bye before favorable passing matchups down the stretch where Ben will be a borderline QB1/2.
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 11:49:00 PM