Dec 29, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin (left) and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) react during a time-out against the Cleveland Browns during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Steelers won 20-7. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

NFL rumors: ‘Nothing imminent’ between Steelers, Ben Roethlisberger in negotiation talks


The Pittsburgh Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger will eventually need to agree to a contract extension if they want to sort out their salary cap situation and lock the quarterback up for the remainder of his career, but it doesn’t look like there is anything in the works.

With two years remaining on Roethlisberg’s $102 million deal deal he signed in 2008, there is still plenty of time to figure out the next step and ESPN.com reports there is “nothing imminent” and the two sides will take their time.

“There’s been ongoing (contract) discussions for quite awhile,” Ryan Tollner, Roethlisberger’s agent, told ESPN.com. “I think from the time we did the first extension there was sort of a plan moving forward. There’s a plan in place, but both sides are pretty committed to doing that privately and not having it be something that’s discussed in the media.”

A contract extension seems likely down the road — perhaps later this summer — but we shouldn’t expect to hear any developments within the next few months.

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