Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Thursday he is ready to make major changes to a lifestyle that cast him as a role model for bad behavior by privileged pro athletes with a sense of entitlement.
"I've spent a lot of time evaluating and looking at my life both on and off the field," Roethlisberger said in his first comments since he received a six-game suspension on April 21. "I think this is a time for me to kind of close the chapter of the last couple of years of my life and move on to a new one, kind of a new start. I'm kind of really excited about it."
Roethlisberger has been accused twice of sexual assault in the last two years.
Ravens. Former Cincinnati Bengals kicker Shayne Graham signed a one-year contract with Baltimore.
Graham spent the past seven seasons with the Bengals. He went 23 for 28 on field goal tries last season before missing two important kicks within 40 yards in an AFC playoff game against the New York Jets.
Jets. All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis, who is seeking a new contract, sat out a voluntary practice session.
Revis wants to be the highest-paid player at his position.
Falcons. The NFL says Atlanta offensive lineman Quinn Ojinnaka has been suspended without pay for the team's Sept. 12 season opener against Pittsburgh after being arrested last year in a domestic dispute.