From Teresa Varley this evening at

How long do you see yourself playing this game?

Ben: “Hopefully I will play until the good Lord says I shouldn’t any more. That is the key, you play until you feel you can’t. You hope that nobody has to tell you when to stop playing, that it’s on you. That is the goal, you go until you and your family decides it’s not right to play anymore.”

Wanting a long career, does it make sense that there has been talk about you tweaking your game from the standpoint of protecting yourself?

Ben: “Absolutely. That is part of the discussion I had with Mr. (Art) Rooney. In order to play hopefully another eight years or whatever it is, you have to take care of your body. That is one of the reasons I am working out and doing the things I feel are necessary to be in the best shape of my life so I can improve my on-field play and longevity.”

You can read more from Teresa’s interview with Ben here.