NFL Network’s Aditi Kinkhabwala reported Tuesday that the five-time Pro Bowler was seeking help, particularly as it pertained to the tight end position.
Roethlisberger provided a statement to Pro Football Talk, denying the veracity of the report Wednesday:
The report of me lobbying to draft a tight end or pass catcher is wrong. Coaches and teammates know I love the guys we have and always believe we can win. I trust the organization to do their best selecting players to help us, and and every year they tell me generally the positions they are exploring, but I have not lobbied or demanded we add a tight end or pass catcher or any other position through the draft or free agency.
The Steelers haven’t drafted a tight end in the first round since selecting Heath Miller 30th overall in 2005. Miller retired in February 2016.
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