The Pittsburgh Steelers are working closely with troubled quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to make sure he turns his life around, although coach Mike Tomlin didn't offer any specifics Wednesday about what the team is doing.
Tomlin said he talks regularly with Roethlisberger, who recently underwent a behavioral evaluation as part of the six-game suspension handed down April 21 by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for violating the league's personal conduct policy.
"He has a commitment to being what we desire for him to be and what his team needs him to be and that's my focus," Tomlin said. "I've seen Ben quite a bit and communicated with him quite a bit throughout all of this."
Roethlisberger was suspended after a 20-year-old Georgia college student accused him of sexual assault in March. No charges were filed.
Roethlisberger also is being sued by a woman who claims he sexually assaulted her at a Lake Tahoe hotel in 2008, but faces no charges.
Tomlin also wouldn't say how snaps will be divided during training camp when the Steelers will be in the unique position of preparing two starting quarterbacks for the same season.
For now, Roethlisberger is taking nearly all the snaps with the regulars.
Patriots. New England receiver Wes Welker is running pass routes again four months after knee surgery.
The NFL's receptions leader last season participated in the Patriots' voluntary practice. He took part in agility drills, made cuts while running patterns and caught passes while wearing a brace on his left knee.
Welker had surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament on Feb. 2 after being injured in the team's final regular-season game.
If Welker is ahead of schedule in his recovery, he's not saying. He declined to talk with reporters during New England's organized team activities.
Packers. Former Eagles cornerback Al Harris said he will be back on the field with Green Bay this year after a major knee injury abruptly ended the 2009 season.
Harris, a 13-year veteran, tore a ligament in his left knee on Nov. 22 against San Francisco while defending wide receiver Michael Crabtree and underwent surgery.
In his first comments since the injury, Harris said never thought about calling it quits.
Rams. Retired defensive tackle La'Roi Glover was named the team's director of player programs, designed to help young players make the transition to professional football and learn how to deal with off-the-field matters.
Glover played 13 NFL seasons and was named to six straight Pro Bowls. He retired in 2008.