Roethlisberger told ESPN he has lost some body fat, lifted some weights and has a right arm that “feels stronger than it ever has.”
In the past Roethlisberger has sometimes had to be on a pitch count in training camp, and has needed to ice his shoulder after a lot of throwing. This year, Roethlisberger says, he feels great no matter how much he throws.
“I haven’t had to ice it and I haven’t felt any pain,” he said. “That’s always a positive. For me it’s about knowing the days — is it a day off, a full day or a half day.”
After the Steelers drafted quarterback Mason Rudolph, Roethlisberger said Rudolph should be ready to sit a long time before Roethlisberger cedes the starting job. Through this year’s training camp and preseason, Roethlisberger is backing up those words.