Pittsburgh talking to Oakland about a possible trade for QB Roethlisberger

With the story that both the Rams and Bills have no interest in trading for Ben Roethlisberger, there appears to be only one real shot for the team to trade the QB, and that’s to the Oakland Raiders. Reports from NFL.com blogger Jason LaCanfora state that the Steelers and Raiders are talking about a move that would send the troubled QB to Oakland for the Raiders first round pick.

According to NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora, the Raiders are in contact with the Steelers about a trade for Ben Roethlisberger. La Canfora says Oakland “might be (the) only real option” for Pittsburgh if the Steelers are truly prepared to wash their hands of the 28-year-old QB. The Raiders, smartly (for once), appear to have realized that JaMarcus Russell is a bust, and very arguably the biggest in NFL history. The Steelers might ask for Nnamdi Asomugha in addition to Oakland’s No. 8 overall pick.

If the Steelers could get Asomugha and the 8th overall pick, it would be almost a given they would make that move. Then again, things seem to be moving so quickly in terms of the Steelers looking to move the QB, I would say that if Oakland would take Roethlisberger for the 8th pick, they would probably do it at this point.


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