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Steelers News: No setbacks for Ben Roethlisberger in his rehabilitation

Time to check on the latest news surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers 2020 NFL Draft is officially over. After finishing last year 8-8, the Steelers, and their vast fan base, have 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 continuing to progress through his rehabilitation, per Mike Tomlin.

Let’s get to the news:

  • Mike Tomlin spoke to fans recently on a SteelerNation Unit call, and he gave an update on Ben Roethlisberger’s rehab.

Mike Tomlin: ‘No bumps in the road’ for Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger

By: Joe Rutter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Mike Tomlin provided a brief update Thursday on the status of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and his recovery from right elbow surgery in September.

“He’s doing great thus far,” Tomlin said on a 15-minute conference call with fans. “He’s in great physical condition. Rehabilitation in regards to the injury itself is going well. I hear nothing but positive reports from that standpoint. There have been no bumps in the road.”

Roethlisberger is about eight months removed from surgery that ended his 2019 season after two games and six quarters. Roethlisberger turned 38 in March and will be entering his 17th NFL season.

Roethlisberger resumed a light throwing program in February.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)

  • Kevin Colbert understands Ben Roethlisberger could just walk away from the game, but his dedication is keeping him coming back.

Colbert praises Ben: ‘He could easily walk away’

By: Hunter Homistek, DKPittsburghSports

Did Kevin Colbert and the Steelers even consider shaking up their quarterback room through free agency or the NFL Draft?

“No. Nuh-uh.”

That was Colbert responding to the question from Mark Madden Wednesday on 105.9 The X. Throughout the interview, several themes became clear:

The Steelers have faith that Ben Roethlisberger will not only be ready for Week 1 but can be better than we’ve seen him in recent years.

Mason Rudolph, Devlin ‘Duck’ Hodges and Paxton Lynch are at the ready if that isn’t the case.

This is how Colbert and company want it to be. This is by choice.

Oh, and one more:

Roethlisberger isn’t fat and out of shape. At all.

“I know where Ben is,” Colbert said. “I know where he’s been in his career, and I never worried about his conditioning. When he shows up at a training camp, he’s ready to go, and he knows how to prepare himself. The amount of work that he’s gotten in previous training camps — it’ll be different, again, whenever we get in because he’ll still be in a semi-rehab state — but I have no concerns about him [and his] physical conditioning.”

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)

  • Steelers fans shouldn’t expect another Devlin Hodges to emerge prior to 2020.

Finding another ‘Duck’ unlikely in 2020

By: Dale Lolley, DKPittsburghSports

The progression of Devlin Hodges from tryout participant at rookie minicamp to starting quarterback for the Steelers was one of the stories that gripped fans not just in Pittsburgh, but across the league in 2019.

Plenty of people got caught up in the rags-to-riches nature of the story, as Hodges went from being a player who was not only not drafted by any NFL team, but also not signed by one in the aftermath of the draft.

He was instead one of the handful of players who accepted an invitation to rookie minicamp who caught the eye of the coaching staff, earning a spot on the 90-man roster. From there, he continued to progress to the point where he was starting for the Steelers in a Week 6 victory by the team in Los Angeles against the Chargers.

It marked the first of three-straight victories in games started by Hodges, something that put him in beyond rarified air. No undrafted quarterback in a non-strike season had won his first three NFL starts in the Super Bowl era.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)

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