2-minute Drill: Art Rooney II Says Big Ben Wants to Stay Longer than Two Years

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  • Ben Roethlisberger has told Steelers president Art Rooney II that he wants to play longer than the two years he has remaining on his contract.
  • There seemed to be no limit to the anger directed at coach Mike Tomlin after the Steelers flamed out in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • Steelers president Art Rooney II expects running back Le’Veon Bell, an impending free agent, to be back with the team in 2018 — and possibly beyond.
  • Another otherwise uneventful Signing Day wasn’t without some good news for Penn State as the Nittany Lions reeled in offensive tackle Rasheed Walker on Wednesday.
  • Penn State’s once veteran secondary will get a much needed boost in a transition year this season as junior John Reid will be “full go” for spring practice according to coach James Franklin.

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