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Contract Extension Talks Status Quo For Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger


There are 74 days left until the Pittsburgh Steelers open the 2014 season at home against the Cleveland Browns and 74 days left to get a contract extension worked out with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. During his charity golf tournament on Monday, Roethlisberger was asked to update his contract situation once again during an interview on 93.7 The Fan.

“Honestly, I don’t know, I haven’t heard anything,” said Roethlisberger. “My agent is here, maybe I could talk to him, but I haven’t heard anything. Like I said, I’m excited about Maurkice, I know that Mr. Rooney had said something about there were some other guys that they want to take care of, so it may not be this year. I don’t know, but I know I would sure like to get something done, so that I can be set and be done here.”

As far as Pouncey already getting his contract extended this offseason, Roethlisberger is very happy that got done.

“That keeps my center here for hopefully the rest of while I’m here,” said Roethlisberger. “I was just excited. I told him I cant wait to see my Christmas present this year.”

The Steelers are roughly $6.5 million under the salary cap right now and as Roethlisberger alluded to in his response, the team is more than likely going to want to extend a few other players prior to the start of the season. Now that Pouncey has been taken care of, cornerback Cortez Allen and tackle Marcus Gilbert could see their contracts extended during training camp. In doing so, both would more than likely eat up some of that salary cap space depending on the structure of the extension given.

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  • steelant

    Cortez Allen 18 million 4 years(8 Guaranteed). Ben Ben 6 years 120 (Guaranteed 55 million). then lets let Gilbert play out the season first.

  • James Kling

    *Edit: Change “eluded” to “alluded.”
    Really hope they get Ben extended before the season.

  • IQB

    Poor Dave Bryan. He loses sleep every single night worrying bout his precious Ben’s contract. This is as laughable as the shots he took in the Manning article. Ben has a long and documented history of being the last in and first to leave reputation. Sanders spoke the truth.

  • Weiss Chad

    Sanders as in Emanuel sanders??That guy was a bust and a half.If he wasn’t hurt he was dropping balls.I can only hope that Wheaton is twice as good as him or it will be another sub par year for this wr group .This is bens team!!Without Ben this team wouldn’t have won eight games in last two years combined.He will get his and retire in the burgh.The only problem is that contract isn’t gonna go down,the longer it takes the more it will be..

  • IQB

    Agree on Sanders.

  • Ryan

    Ben also has a reputation for WINNING. Last I checked the period after Bradshaw and before Ben we were 0-1 in Super Bowls….

  • Steve

    With a sorry QB named Neil, what did you expect? Wondered how much Neil made throwing the ball away in the end zone..

  • Ryan

    Ummmm that was sort of my point……that you know all the QBs between Bradshaw and Ben sucked……didnt think I needed to spell it out….

  • steelerdre

    It’s never been and issue of money with Ben because he’s a true team first guy. Hope you get everything you deserve big guy…

  • Scot Hickerson

    Ben is going is an awesome QB and he is going to get paid Big bucks no matter what it just may not be with the Steelers. The Steelers don’t pay top positional dollar to older players before they are ready to retire. Landry is doing better than we are being led to believe because Kaboly’s article and an article posted today admitted that Landry is going to be Competing with Gradkowski in camp for number 2 QB. The Steelers are going to wait and see how Landry does in camp and preseason if they feel that he can perform good enough it might be worth the 19 million in cap savings to them. They have 2015 and a franchise tag after that to decide.

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