Update: Roethlisberger has reportedly lost at least 15 pounds this offseason, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler relays via the quarterback's agent, Ryan Tollner.
Analysis: The weight loss is a product of what the report describes as a 'high-cardio plan' with team trainers, an approach designed to 'alleviate potential pain' in the quarterback's joints on the heels of a 2015 season in which Roethlisberger endured various aches and pains, including knee, foot and shoulder woes. A full offseason to recover from his assortment of ailments, coupled with improved fitness, offers encouragement as the coming campaign approaches, though some other key variables remain in play when it comes to the prospects of the Steelers' offense in 2016. With that in mind, it will be worth monitoring the health of top running back (and highly capable pass-catcher) Le'Veon Bell, as well as the rapport Roethlisberger develops with new tight end Ladarius Green, who will look to fill the void created by the departure of long-time Steeler Heath Miller.
Roethlisberger threw for 339 yards on 24 of 37 passing but did not have a touchdown in Sunday's AFC divisional round loss at Denver.
Roethlisberger didn't appear too limited by the shoulder injury he sustained at Cincinnati last week and still put up big yardage totals without top receiver Antonio Brown. Still, his valiant effort wasn't rewarded with a season-extending victory.