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Steelers News: Ben Roethlisberger does his part to make fans aware of the COVID-19 crisis

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The Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 season is officially over. After finishing the year 8-8, the Steelers, and their vast fan base, has another long offseason awaiting them. Just because the games are done doesn’t mean we stop providing you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over throughout the offseason!

Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at how Ben Roethlisberger is doing his part as it pertains to the coronavirus.

Let’s get to the news:

  • Ben Roethlisberger has been in the news lately, and most recently for a message to Steelers fans everywhere.

Ben Roethlisberger on ‘lockdown,’ urges others to stay home

By: Samson X. Horne, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Ben Roethlisberger gave the world a glimpse of what his life has been like the past week while he and his family are voluntarily quarantined during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback was seen in a tweet shared Friday afternoon by the official team account that showed an intimate scene with his family sitting around a dining room table while describing what they’ve been up to the last few days.

Still rocking the burly beard, Roethlisberger, who lives near Sewickley, declared: “We’re doing well here, locked down in the house.”

Big Ben said his family was “praying for everyone.”

“If you have to (leave home), I hope that everyone practices good social distancing. … If you’re locked down in your house like we are, there are a lot of fun things that you can do.”

Roethlisberger said one of the things he and wife, Ashley, are doing is figuring out curriculum for the children while they are absent from school.

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  • Ben Roethlisberger doesn’t just have the ability to throw without pain, but he also feels younger than he has in a long time.

Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger says he’s throwing without pain for first time in years

By: Brooke Pryor, ESPN

Six months removed from elbow surgery on his throwing arm, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said he has no doubts that he’ll be able to come back and play well this season.

In an interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Roethlisberger expressed confidence in his ability to return from the elbow injury that ended his 2019 season in Week 2.

”I’m throwing without pain for the first time in years,” Roethlisberger told the Post-Gazette. “Some games, I would have a little pain. Some games, I would have a lot of pain. But in the New England game and the Seattle game [last season], it got to be too much. To be able to throw without pain now? That feels nice. That’s a nice feeling. I know I’m not getting any younger, but I feel younger because I don’t have any pain.”

His personal assessment backs up the confidence general manager Kevin Colbert expressed at the NFL scouting combine last month.

”The thing that’s exciting about it is we might have a better Ben Roethlisberger coming out of this surgery,” Colbert said in Indianapolis. “He sat for a year. Didn’t have wear and tear on his body for a year. Sure, he had a significant surgery, but we’re optimistic he might be better.”

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  • Antonio Brown is just looking for a job, and he wants one with Tom Brady.

Antonio Brown looking for any opportunity but “preferably with Tom” Brady

By: Charean Williams, ProFootballTalk

Free agent receiver Antonio Brown expects to be “back shortly.”

“Yeah, man, I’m ready to get out there and show people what I can do,” Brown told Mike Calta on 102.5 The Bone on Friday. “I’ve been missing for a couple months, so I’m excited, man, to get back, to get back to what I love and get back to doing what I like to do.”

Brown, 31, has been traded once and cut twice in the past year. He has played one game.

His only regular-season action over the past 15 months came with Tom Brady in New England. Brady, who befriended Brown during Brown’s brief time with the Patriots, signed with the Buccaneers on Friday.

Brown said he has texted with Brady.

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