Steelers likely to be without QB Roethlisberger again this week at practice


It appears that the Steelers once again this week will be without QB Ben Ben Roethlisberger, as the Tribune-Review reports that he is not expected to attend practice Tuesday. The Steelers remain in waiting as to when the QB will be able to return to the team.

The paper reports that it appears from all signs that Roethlisberger will not be back to offseason practices until next week at the earliest. Part of the reason he may not be able to be back this week is that commish Roger Goodell is in Dallas, and has other things like the OT rule and a possible Super Bowl in New Jersey on his mind.

There has been talk that Goodell would hold out Roethlisberger for at least the first two weeks of the Steelers’ offseason practices because it would make the commissioner look weak in the eyes of the rest of the league, giving in to a player that has had two different women make claims against him over the past two offseasons.

Last week recently reacquired QB Byron Leftwich was under center taking most of the first team snaps. Mike Tomlin has stated more than once though that both Dennis Dixon and Charlie Batch will also run the first-team offense before the end of the voluntary practices.


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3 Responses to “Steelers likely to be without QB Roethlisberger again this week at practice”

  1. yummi says:

    In fact, Ben Roethlisberger is probably best admired by public or fans that wearing their favorite Roethlisberger jersey and cheering for him in the field because once you get to know them; you’ll sometimes have your illusions shattered. As with hot dogs, if you see what they’re made of, you wouldn’t like them.

    So, Ben going down in flames in their personal lives is their own problem. Don’t make it yours.

  2. With the recent Ben Roethlisberger situations, parents and others are understand that Ben Roethlisberger is not the right face for life examples worth emulation.

    Stars are humans with human frailties.

  3. Emm. says:

    I wish Goddell would just let him play already. 2 bitches who are money-hungry liars are ruining the image of an innocent, good guy… and Gooddell doesn’t seem to care because all this media attention makes him look all high and mighty with all this decision-making power.