Ben Roethlisberger says he 'will do whatever it takes to stay' in Pittsburgh

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Wednesday November 20th, 2013

Ben Roethlisberger has led the Steelers to a 4-6 record this season. Ben Roethlisberger was named the AFC player of the week on Wednesday. (Vincent Pugliese/Getty Images)

Steelers' QB Ben Roethlisberger is countering claims he has asked to be traded by indicating he will make concessions just to stay with the team, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune's Alan Robinson.

Roethlisberger told reporters that he is 'extremely happy' in Pittsburgh, and that there was no validity to the reports of a trade demand. The two-time Super Bowl winner would be a $17.89 million hit on the Steelers' payroll next season if he does not renegotiate his contract.

“You know what? Obviously, I will do whatever I need to do,” Roethlisberger said. “That's something that can be discussed when the time comes. It's not really my thing. I play football. I have people to deal with all that stuff. I will do whatever it takes to stay here and be a part of this team and help this team win.”

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