It's highly unlikely we'll see a return to prior 2019 form for Ben Roethlisberger, but he remains the starter in Pittsburgh for 2021. Even without JuJu Smith-Schuster if he decides to sign elsewhere, the 39-year old QB does have plenty of surrounding offensive weapons and should be considered a QB2 heading into this season.
The Saints have officially released TE Jared Cook and TE Josh Hill. The Cook move is procedural, as he was scheduled to be a free agent at the start of the new league year.
Jared Cook will be 34 at the start of the 2021 season and may have some trouble finding a starting gig, but does still have some playmaking abilities. Josh Hill could find work in the blocking department for a team this season, after spending all his eight-year career with the Saints. For now, Adam Trautman assumes the starting role in New Orleans at TE.