Steelers president Art Rooney II said Wednesday that Ben Roethlisberger will stay with the team for 2021, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.
Mason Rudolph is expected to serve as the Steelers' backup quarterback in 2021 following news that Ben Roethlisberger is expected to return, Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network reports.
Ben Roethlisberger is expected to be the Steelers' starting quarterback in 2021, Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network reports. "[The Steelers] want Ben back and will contact me soon to address his cap situation," Roethlisberger's agent Ryan Tollner said. "We are happy to creatively adjust his contract to help them build the best team possible."
Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert didn't give a strong endorsement for Ben Roethlisberger being the team's starting quarterback in 2021, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports. "As we sit here, Ben is a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers," Colbert said Wednesday. " He reiterated to us that he wants to continue to play. We told him we have to look at this current situation."
Ben Roethlisberger told Ed Bouchette of The Athletic that he "doesn't care" about his 2021 compensation and is willing to restructure his contract to help the Steelers stay under the salary cap.
Anthony McFarland could benefit from working with offensive coordinator Matt Canada, who held the same position at The University of Maryland when the running back ran for 1,034 yards in 2018, Mark Kaboly of The Athletic reports.
Vance McDonald announced his retirement from the NFL on Friday.
Dwayne Haskins signed a contract with the Steelers on Thursday, Brooke Pryor of ESPN reports.
The Steelers could try to re-sign James Conner, but they won't necessarily bring him back as their starting running back, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
There's reportedly optimism within the Pittsburgh organization that Ben Roethlisberger will return to the team in 2021, Adam Maya of NFL.com reports.
Eric Ebron tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Chase Claypool had five receptions for 59 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 48-37 loss to Cleveland.
JuJu Smith-Schuster hauled in a whopping 13 passes (19 targets) for 157 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 48-37 playoff loss to the Browns.
Ben Roethlisberger completed 47 of 68 pass attempts for 501 passing yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions in Sunday's 48-37 loss to Cleveland.
Anthony McFarland (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's wild-card matchup against the Browns, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.
JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) practiced fully Friday and does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's wild-card matchup against the Browns, Missi Matthews of the Steelers' official site reports.
Chris Boswell (groin) practiced without restrictions Thursday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.
JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) didn't practice Thursday.
Eric Ebron has been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related) isn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.