Kevin Colbert gave a tepid endorsement of Ben Roethlisberger remaining with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2021.

"As we sit here today, Ben is a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers," Colbert said. "... He reiterated that to us that he wants to continue to play, and we told him quite frankly we have to look at this current situation. ... With Ben's current cap number, some adjustment will have to be made."

Roethlisberger will almost certainly take a sizable pay cut from his $41.2 million cap hit for 2021.

"Ben Roethlisberger is on the team," Colbert said Wednesday. "Ben Roethlisberger did a lot of really good things last year. We anticipate that he could still do some good things going forward.

"Hopefully there's a way that we can try to figure out and do what's best for the organization and do what's best for Ben. Hopefully he'll be able to see that and feel the same way we do. There's a lot of work that needs to be done, not only with Ben, with the whole unrestricted free-agent class and our whole cap situation as well."