Rumors don't normally go as far as to elicit responses from a team's front office. In the case of Steelers quarterbacks, perhaps the rules change a bit.
A report surfaced Sunday that Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger intended to request a trade this offseason.
Posted on the team's web site during the Steelers' 23-10 win over Buffalo:
Contrary to erroneous reports, the Pittsburgh Steelers have not explored trading quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and have no plans to do so.
Roethlisberger's agent, Ryan Tollner, has since denounced the news as "completely wrong and inaccurate."
Short and to the point, it does not seem, at the very least, anyone feels the need to acknowledge the report, originally written by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
The Steelers managed to defeat the Buffalo Bills 23-10 in Week 10, giving the Steelers their third win of the season, and breaking a two-game losing streak. Roethlisberger threw for 203 yards, a touchdown and an interception in the win.
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