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Ben Roethlisberger implies Steelers are cheap!

Does he have a point?

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While Ben Roethlisberger may have played his entire Hall of Fame career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the doesn't mean that he's above sharing some public disagreements with how they run their franchise. 

During a recent episode of his  'Footbahlin' podcast, he explained that he feels that the Steelers wait until all of the highest priced free agents have found new homes before they go shopping for their own additions. In other words, he essentially implied that the Steelers are on the cheap side. 

"The Steelers, I’ve felt, have done a lot in the past is they try to get a bargain free agent," Roethlisberger said. "That usually means it’s a guy that maybe was banged up. It’s like, ‘Oh, no, he’s healthy now’, instead of going to get a free agent that is just [high on the market] because they don’t want to have to pay a lot."

He said that while every team has a different free agent philosophy and that it's not every year, the Steelers traditionally wait to spend on more well known free agent players. 

"Okay, everyone’s got different philosophies," Roethlisberger said. "And it’s not all free agents [that] are that way, but to me, it has felt that way traditionally."