1:28 PM EDT, Mon March 30, 2015

Pittsburgh Steelers' offseason going according to plan

To the dismay of many, it seems as if the Steelers' offseason is going exactly according to plan. Judging by the way many of the loyal readers here at BTSC have graded the Pittsburgh Steelers' offseason thus far, it has been average at best. However, if you listen to the Steelers' brass talk, this offseason is going exactly according to plan. When team president Art Rooney II met with media and discussed topics like free agency, Ben Roethlisberger's extension or the acquisitions - or lack thereof - of free agent prospects he seemed completely content with what has transpired to this point....

Mike Tomlin: 2015 Steelers offense could be "the very best"

The Pittsburgh Steelers had a tremendous offense in 2014, but head coach Mike Tomlin believes the offense could be "the very best" in 2015. Coach Tomlin on the offense: "My expectations will be they can be the very best cause we got the goods." — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) March 24, 2015 In 2014, the Pittsburgh Steelers broke a lot of franchise and NFL records. Whether it was Le'Veon Bell shattering the team's yards from scrimmage record, Antonio Brown dominating nearly all wide receiving categories or Ben Roethlisberger throwing 12 touchdowns in two weeks. Plain and simple, the...

Patriots notes from NFL owners meetings

ARIZONA -- A few notes to pass along from the NFL owners meetings at the Arizona Biltmore: 1. In speaking with some folks around the NFL, the sense I get is that the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles are the most likely opponents the league is considering for the kickoff game against the New England Patriots. A Ben Roethlisberger vs. Tom Brady opener seems like the right play here -- an announcement could come at these meetings -- so we'll update our prior ranking projections: Steelers Eagles New York Jets Buffalo Bills Miami Dolphins Washington Jacksonville...
Big Blue View Mar 23, 2015

Eli Manning, Giants not close on contract extension, per report

Should the organization give Manning a new deal now, or wait? ESPN's Dan Graziano reported Sunday evening that the Giants and quarterback Eli Manning "are no closer to agreement on a contract extension" and that the team appears "comfortable letting Manning play out the final year of his contract." Graziano also reported that the Giants apparently expect Manning to request more than the five-year, $99 million extension quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers got recently, and that "at this point they don't appear ready to make that kind of commitment." Valentine's View:...

Following Ben Roethlisberger and DeAngelo Williams contracts, Steelers have salary cap space to fill

Ben Roethlisberger and DeAngelo Williams are both signed to new contracts, and the moves leave the Steelers with some money to spend in free agency. The Pittsburgh Steelers are a team which never has massive amounts of salary cap space when the new NFL season rolls around, and 2015 is no different. The Steelers were cap strapped until players like Mike Mitchell, Maurkice Pouncey and Marcus Gilbert restructured their current deals to free up more cap space. More moves were made at the end of last week when Ben Roethlisberger received a healthy new contract extension and the Steelers brought...

Roethlisberger contract details released

The Pittsburgh Steelers' two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, signed an extension contract over the weekend that would keep him in Pittsburgh through 2019. Today, the details of that contract were released. Ben Roethlisberger's contract extension signed him to be paid at least $99 million over the next five seasons with the possibility of reaching $108 million should he achieve different contract incentives. As Jeff Hartman reported yesterday, the contract would be very front heavy and guarantees $65 million to Roethlisberger over the first 3 years and could set the...

Steelers now should turn their focus on a Cameron Heyward contract extension

The Pittsburgh Steelers finally got a deal done with franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Now the team should turn their focus on locking up one of their best defenders in Cameron Heyward. The much anticipated Ben Roethlisberger contract extension finally came to fruition last week, and with the big time deal now in the rear view mirror the Pittsburgh Steelers can direct their attention to other matters, and none would be more important for the franchise moving forward than signing Cameron Heyward to a new contract keeping him in black and gold for years to come. Heyward's 5th year...
Newark Star-Ledger Mar 16, 2015

POLL: Should Giants sign Eli Manning to same deal as Ben Roethlisberger?

Just how much would you be willing to pay right now to secure Eli Manning's services for another five seasons?

DeAngelo Williams looking to do what LeGarrette Blount couldn't for the Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers are dipping their toes into the veteran free agent running back waters for the second year in a row, and DeAngelo Williams looks to do what LeGarrette Blount couldn't in 2014. The Pittsburgh Steelers finally woke up from their free agency slumber to make a couple key moves at the end of the first week of the free agent frenzy. However, the news across Steelers Nation has almost solely been geared around Ben Roethlisberger's extension, salary cap impact and overall value of his new deal. What is being overlooked by many is the signing of veteran running back DeAngelo...

Ben Roethlisberger extension: It's nice to see a star remain with his team for his entire career

Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers reached an agreement on a contract extension that will keep the two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback in Pittsburgh until 2019. That likely means No. 7 will end his career with the same team that drafted him No. 1 in 2004. It also means he'll likely get the proper send-off so many stars have been denied over the years due to the business side of sports. A few weeks ago, stories surfaced that the Pittsburgh Pirates would consider signing star center fielder and 2013 NL MVP, Andrew McCutchen, to a mega-contract extension down-the-road, an extension that...
Newark Star-Ledger Mar 15, 2015

Ben Roethlisberger's contract extension and what it means to Eli Manning and the Giants

Roethlisberger just received big money from the Steelers. Is Manning next?

Ben Roethlisberger's new contract setting new trend for NFL quarterback extensions

The Pittsburgh Steelers rewarded Ben Roethlisberger handsomely with a new 5-year contract extension, but looking closer at the deal shows this deal is one for the record books. Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II and Ben Roethlisberger both called the new contract extension the franchise quarterback received as "fair for both sides". As details of the new contract are released, the money Roethlisberger is guaranteed, especially in the first three years of the deal, are blazing a new trail for contracts given to quarterbacks. Per Jason La Confora of CBSSports.com, Roethlisberger will...
New York Post Mar 14, 2015

How Ben Roethlisberger’s mega-deal can help Eli Manning

Eli Manning and Ben Roethlisberger came into the league together, back in the 2004 NFL Draft, and if the Giants were not able to execute a trade with the Chargers...
Steelers Gab Mar 14, 2015

Report: Terms Released in Ben Roethlisberger deal with Steelers

On Friday, the Pittsburgh Steelers inked a new deal with franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger that would extend his stay over the next five seasons.  Initially terms of the deal were not revealed, but according to several news sources, Roethlisberger is expected to make $99 million before incentives.   Roethlisberger contract essentially gives him $87.4 in new money. Was set to make $11.6 in 15 — Dale Lolley (@dlolleyor) March 14, 2015   The #Steelers signed QB Ben Roethlisberger to a 5-year deal worth $99M that can escalate to $108M, source said. Big-time deal. — Ian Rapoport...
Cincy Jungle Mar 14, 2015

Ben Roethlisberger gets similar contract to Andy Dalton

Had Andy Dalton won a Super Bowl this past season, he'd be annually making close to what Ben Roethlisberger will be making. The Pittsburgh Steelers won't be getting Ben Roethlisberger on the cheap with his new contract, but they're not breaking the bank either. The face value of Roethlisberger's new contract is $99 million, according to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. However, his contract is structured similarly to guys like Andy Dalton and Colin Kaepernick in that it will increase in annual value if certain incentives are met. In Roethlisberger's case, his deal is worth up to $108...

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