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Rooney II wants Roethlisberger contract extension

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Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II wants a new contract for Ben Roethlisberger, reports ESPN

Roethlisberger has two years left on his remaining deal with the Steelers and Rooney II wants the 31-year-old to remain at the team for the rest of his career. 

The last contract signed by Roethlisberger was a deal worth $102 million in 2008 and he could now be set to sin his last contract of his career. 

Speaking to reporters, Rooney said: "We've got to have Ben retire as a Steeler. There's no doubt about that."

However Rooney admitted that he's unsure when the Steelers and Roethlisberger will come together to discuss a new contract, however he hopes the star will remain with the team for atleast the next five years.

He continued by saying: "When both sides are able to come together on an extension. I don't know when that will be, but there's no doubt we look at Ben as somebody who's going to be here for the long term and hopefully five or more years.

Roethlisberger, who became the Steelers' all-time leader in touchdown passes in 2013, has continued to play a key role for the franchise in recent time. 

It seems only a matter of time before the star commits his long term future with the Steelers. 

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