The Steelers are expected to approach Ben Roethlisberger about a contract extension next offseason.
They could start preliminary talks before that. Roethlisberger's cap number balloons to $18 million in 2014, and the annually cap-strapped Steelers could seek to reduce that sum via a Tony Romo-like extension. Big Ben turned 31 in March. A long-term deal would ensure he finishes his career in Pittsburgh.