Author Archives: Mike Florio

Tomlin says Roethlisberger has a concussion


Ben Roethlisberger suffered a concussion on Sunday. Unless he didn’t. More specifically, he says he didn’t. His head coach says Roethlisberger did. In his weekly press conference, Tomlin said that Roethlisberger indeed suffered a concussion against Seattle. Regardless of whether Roethlisberger calls it a concussion, he’s in the concussion protocol. Which means that someone believes he…

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Ben Roethlisberger’s status for Sunday remains a mystery


Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger returned to practice this week, participating on a limited basis both Wednesday and Thursday, less than four weeks after suffering a sprained MCL and a bone bruise in his knee. And now the question becomes whether Ben actually could play on Sunday against the Cardinals. He surely wants to play, for…

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Fully-guaranteed contracts could cause problems for teams, players


It’s easy to say that NFL contracts should be fully guaranteed. In theory, every player should want that. In practice, fully-guaranteed contracts could create plenty of problems, both for teams and for players. Especially for younger players trying either to get a job or to get paid a fair salary. Assume, for example, that Adrian…

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Russell Wilson apparently keeps subtweeting the Seahawks


Last week, Ryan Glasspiegel of asked whether Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has developed a habit of subtweeting management in connection with his contract talks. Here’s the tweet that sparked that hypothesis: “Just bc some people want you to slow down & not dream big doesn’t mean u should decrease ur Volume & Relentless Ambition.” Here’s…

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