The Steelers are working their way into the offseason after a disappointing loss to the Broncos.
While the lockers are cleaned out and the exit interviews are completed we’ll be busy looking for mentions of your Black & Gold so we’ve got you covered. Here’s your Steelers Morning Huddle for Wednesday, Jan. 20th.
Wait and see
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to talk about his impending free agency and how he feels about his future in Pittsburgh. Foster has played his entire career so far with the Steelers when he was picked up as an undrafted free agent out of Tennessee in 2009.
He explained that the policy the Steelers have about not negotiating contracts during the season limits the distractions that impending contract talks can cause.
"“I think most players, whenever they’re going into their free agency, they think about it, to be truthful, all year long. The way we work here in Pittsburgh, nobody gets contracts here during the season. My job was to play as best as I could and stay healthy. So, hopefully, the tape that I’ve put out there warrants some good situation, and maybe its here in Pittsburgh, but that’s yet to be talked about so far, because we’ve just been playing football all year long. So, it’s a wait-and-see type of thing for me.” – Ramon Foster"
No surgery necessary
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had his usual spot on The Cook and Poni Show on 93.7 The Fan and he was asked about comments from Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib that he was faking his shoulder injury because apparently people do that in the NFL, fake injuries. Who knew?
"“Unbelievable, right? It makes no sense, but it is what it is.” – Ben Roethlisberger"
The good news Roethlisberger delivered about his shoulder is that it won’t require surgery this offseason, meaning he can just have a well-deserved rest and be back in training in no time.
"“It won’t need surgery. I guess the ligaments will, you know, scar up and heal on their own. Obviously, we’ll be dealing with a little bit of pain and some limited movement here for a little bit, but supposedly it will heal on its own … The only thing he told me that possibly could need surgery is down the road sometime going in and just kind of cleaning out the arthritis and where that scarring is and things like that, so I don’t foresee any surgeries or anything on the shoulder any time soon.” – Ben Roethlisberger"
The Steelers made some signings on Tuesday when they signed offensive lineman Chris Hubbard and fullback Roosevelt Nix to contract extensions. Ten players were signed to Reserve/Future contracts. Hubbard has played in eight career games with the Steelers after being signed from the Steelers’ practice squad in 2013 as a rookie.
Nix signed with the Steelers this time last year on a Reserve/Future contract and became a huge contributor on special teams recording eight tackles and one forced fumble. He was also an integral part of the running game with his blocking abilities.