Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger landed in concussion protocol after absorbing a big hit in practice, but he is doing fine now and is expected to resume football activities soon, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com writes. Remarkably, this was Roethlisberger’s first time in the protocol, and fortunately it was a short stay for the 36-year-old.
Roethlisberger has said that his “long-term brain health” would play a role in the length of his NFL career, so the good news was certainly welcome for the Steelers QB.
Here’s more from the AFC:
- Donald Penn‘s new deal with the Raiders also includes a pay cut in 2019, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com tweets. The tackle is now due $4.6MM this year and $8.35MM next year, down from $8.35M and $10.35M, respectively. However, he earn back $4.5MM in incentives.
- In the latest episode of HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” we learned that wide receiver Corey Coleman requested his trade from the Browns to the Bills. “Why am I running second team? That [expletive]’s crazy to me,” Coleman said (transcription via USA Today). “If y’all don’t want me to play, why don’t you just trade me?” When the Browns obliged, they received only a 2020 seventh-rounder for the former No. 15 overall pick.
- The Broncos may be on the hunt for a backup quarterback, but they are not interested in Colin Kaepernick.