Steelers president Art Rooney II expects Ben Roethlisberger to return


Published 3:40 p.m. ET Jan. 31, 2017 | Updated 3 hours ago


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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The “to-do” list for Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II, general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin heading into the offseason is pretty extensive.

Finding a replacement for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is not on it.

Rooney said Tuesday he anticipates the two-time Super Bowl winner returning for a 14th season in 2017. Roethlisberger said last week he needed to evaluate things before committed to coming back to the AFC North champions. Rooney spoke to the franchise’s all-time passing leader and while Rooney would prefer to keep the specifics of the conversation private, he wasn’t alarmed by Roethlisberger mulling his future after the Steelers were…

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