Steelers, Ben Roethlisberger not talking extension until after season

Friday August 22nd, 2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers will not give quarterback Ben Roethlisberger a contract extension until after this season, Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports.

Roethlisberger, 32, signed an eight-year, $102 million contract in 2008. Cole reports the Steelers have told Roethlisberger their reasoning and he understands.

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Roethlisberger passed for 4,261 yards, 28 touchdowns and 14 interceptions last season as the Steelers finished 8-8. He has led the Steelers to three Super Bowl appearances during his first 10 seasons, including victories in Super Bowls XL and XLIII.

The Steelers signed kicker Shaun Suisham to a four-year contract extension earlier this month. They also agreed to a five-year, $44 million contract with center Maurkice Pouncey in June.

Pittsburgh opens the regular season Sept. 7 against the Cleveland Browns.

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