Ben Roethlisberger has looked as sharp as ever during practices throughout much of this Pittsburgh Steelers training camp this summer, appearing anything like a quarterback who’s being bothered by a shoulder injury – as teammates, coaches and even Big Ben himself can attest to.
“He looks like the same old Ben to me, which is a great quarterback,” veteran tight end Heath Miller said. “Nothing new on that front.”
Roethlisberger revealed on Wednesday that he sustained a slight tear in his right rotator cuff during a game last November. The revelation caused a mid-afternoon stir before Roethlisberger later assured, “It’s a serious non-issue, because I’m just fine.”
BROWNS DEAL IN PLACE
Tennessee businessman Jimmy Haslam III will visit the Browns’ headquarters today to oversee what he hopes is his next empire.
On Thursday, Haslam reached an agreement to buy the Browns from Randy Lerner. The deal must now be approved by the NFL’s finance committee and 75 percent of the league’s owners.
The 58-year-old Haslam, president and CEO of truck-stop chain Pilot Flying J, will hold his introductory news conference at 10 a.m. this morning at Cleveland headquarters.
Titans starting center Eugene Amano injured his right triceps in a collision in team drills. He left the field holding his arm – the one he uses on snaps – and was escorted to the locker room. … Texans’ defensive end J.J. Watt dislocated his left elbow and will miss some practice time, but the team doesn’t believe his injury is serious. … Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt said first-team cornerback Jabari Greer will have sports hernia surgery after pulling his groin during practice this week and should return in time for the regular season.