October 2016 - Pittsburgh Steelers Wiretap

Ben Roethlisberger Asked Tom Brady For Jersey After Week 7 Game

Oct 29, 2016 11:32 AM

Ben Roethlisberger had never asked another NFL player for his jersey until the Pittsburgh Steelers played the New England Patriots last Sunday.

Roethlisberger, who was injured and didn't play in the loss, approached Tom Brady before the game and made the request.

"I've never done this before but I would love to get a jersey," Roethlisberger said to Brady.

"Sure, let's do it," Brady answered.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

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Ben Roethlisberger Throws At Practice, Hopes To Play In Week 9

Oct 26, 2016 7:54 AM

Ben Roethlisberger threw some passes during practice on Tuesday and remains hopeful that he'll be healthy enough to play when the Pittsburgh Steelers come out of their bye in Week 9.

Roethlisberger had surgery last week to repair a torn meniscus suffered in Week 6.

Landry Jones started in Sunday afternoon's loss to the New England Patriots.

Nick Shook/NFL

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Ben Roethlisberger Likely Out 4-6 Weeks Following Surgery

Oct 19, 2016 2:44 PM

Ben Roethlisberger could miss four to six weeks after having surgery for a torn meniscus in his left knee.

The sources said Roethlisberger and the Steelers were informed of the timetable by orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Bradley based on what the doctor saw when he performed the arthroscopic procedure Monday.

"Doc says my knee looked good, but there still was some stuff in there from when I had my bone bruise last season in St. Louis," Roethlisberger told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Tuesday. "He said that might keep me out a little longer than just a simple meniscus tear. Maybe an extra week or so. But there's no way to put an exact timetable on it. It all depends on my pain and how I feel."

Landry Jones is taking all snaps with the first-team offense and will start Sunday against the Patriots.

Chris Mortensen/ESPN

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Steelers Confident Ben Roethlisberger Didn't Suffer Long-Term Injury

Oct 17, 2016 4:25 PM

Ben Roethlisberger underwent knee surgery on Monday morning though a return date remains uncertain at this time.

Mike Tomlin's statement said that the Steelers are "confident" that Roethlisberger does not have a long-term injury.

Roethlisberger suffered a torn meniscus that will definitely sideline him for Pittsburgh's game in Week 7 against the Patriots.

Roethlisberger said after the game that he "felt something funny in my knee," which prompted a trip to the locker room.

Upon a first evaluation, the team doctor thought Roethlisberger's leg had hyperextended from the contact, said Roethlisberger, who also has bruising in his right knee from a separate, late-game collision.


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Ben Roethlisberger To Undergo Surgery On Torn Meniscus

Oct 16, 2016 11:57 PM

Ben Roethlisberger will undergo surgery on Monday morning for a torn meniscus in his left knee.

Doctors expect the procedure on Roethlisberger's knee to be "a clean-up," not a full repair of the meniscus, and that generally favors a quicker recovery, but the team won't know how long he will be sidelined until after the surgery.

Roethlisberger is expected to miss one week at the very least.

Roethlisberger was sidelined with 8:18 left in the first half of Pittsburgh's Week 6 loss to the Dolphins.

Roethlisberger said after the game that he "felt something funny in my knee," prompting a trip to the locker room. 

Ron Cook/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Ben Roethlisberger Questions Pittsburgh's Physical Practices

Oct 12, 2016 4:07 PM

Ben Roethlisberger is concerned about the Pittsburgh Steelers' physical practices affecting the health of players.

The Steelers are expected to face the Miami Dolphins on Sunday without three of their most talented defensive players -- Cam Heyward (hamstring), Ryan Shazier (knee) and Bud Dupree (sports hernia).

"When you're doing it over and over and the guy's shoulders are getting sore and knees start getting sore and hips and hamstrings and quads and things, and then they re-occur, you've got to maybe take a look at what you're doing," Roethlisberger said.

"We pride ourselves as the Pittsburgh Steelers being a physical football team, so it's a fine line you have to walk."

Roethlisberger said on his weekly appearance with 93.7 The Fan that physical practices might be taking a toll on the roster. He referenced the joint practices with the Detroit Lions in August, when Detroit was undergoing its first live hitting session while the Steelers had been hitting for two weeks.

All NFL teams are limited to 14 padded practices per regular season, but the Steelers are known to have one of the most physical training camps in the league.

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

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Steelers Sign Karlos Williams To Practice Squad

Oct 12, 2016 1:51 PM

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed Karlos Williams to their practice squad.

Williams, who was suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, was released by the Bills on Aug. 21.

The Steelers have been looking for quality running back depth for a while and worked out Williams before the regular season. 

The Steelers' No. 3 running back job is still fluid. Fitz Toussaint currently holds the role, but the team now has Williams for practice-squad insurance.


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