Nov 17, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) gestures at the line of scrimmage against the Detroit Lions during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Steelers won 37-27. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Ben Roethlisberger jokes that he made himself more tradeable

There have been rumors about Ben Roethlisberger being unhappy with the Pittsburgh Steelers swirling for a while now. Mainly from, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport who said he was unhappy with the direction of the team and his contract. Roethlisberger has repeatedly denied the rumors.

It’s ridiculous,” Art Rooney II said Sunday, via Devan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Roethlisberger had a big game against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. He completed 29 of 45 passes for 367 yards and four touchdowns. He joked that his performance might have helped his trade value.

Maybe I made myself more tradeable,” Roethlisberger joked after the game, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

“Someone asked me during the week if I felt the need to say something to my teammates,” Roethlisberger said. “I really didn’t. I didn’t think it was worth talking about. They know how I feel about them and this team. They know I don’t want to go anywhere. A lot of guys came up to me and said, ‘Ben, don’t worry about it. It’s ridiculous. Just play your game.’ ”

We’ll see where this story goes, if it fades away or Ian Rapoport provides some more evidence. For now it looks like Roethlisberger is staying put.

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