PITTSBURGH (AP) - Ben Roethlisberger's running mates are vanishing. At least on the football field. Tight end Vance McDonald retired in January. Longtime Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey followed suit a few weeks later.
Roethlisberger, at least for now, isn't going anywhere. The 39-year-old restructured his contract to make it more team friendly and ensure he could stick around for an 18th season. The move freed up a little - emphasis on little - money to keep the likes of wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and cornerback Cam Sutton.