Steeler Nation, the day we have been waiting for since January,finally arrived as the Steelers took the fields at Latrobe for their first practice of training camp 2014. Here are some news and notes from that practice.
<>Ben Roethlisberger gave his reaction to the Steelers opting to wait till 2015 to work on his contract extention…
Roethlisberger: “As I put my faith and trust in them, when the time is right, we’ll get it done. Now, I can just concentrate on football.”
<> During practice Ben Roethlisberger wore a Brett Keisel jersey in show of support for his former teammate and roommate during past training camps. Keisel has yet to sign a contract for the coming season but rumor has it that the Steelers may still have interest at the right price.
Roethlisberger also spoke on how he worked on his arm strength during the off-season…
Roethlisberger: “My arm is stronger than it’s been in my career, I believe. Even in [spring] practices and minicamp, the receivers said, ‘Ben, that ball is getting to us a lot quicker, with a lot more spin on it, it feels real good.’ That should translate into better play.”
<>WR/RB Dri Archer worked as the Steelers #1 punt returner during practice. The Steelers hope to relieve #1 receiver Antonio Brown of this duty.
<> Wide receivers Justin Brown and Markus Wheaton reportedly both had a very good day at practice . Both have shown great promise since the start of spring Mini camp.
<>Cameron Heyward was lined up at right defensive end , Brett Keisel former position . Heyward played on the left in 2013.
<> The only injury reported was reserve offensive lineman David Snow (foot).
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