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Heard around camp: Heyward, Thomas & more

LATROBE, Pa. - Check out some of the latest comments from Steelers players at training camp, inlcuding Cam Heyward, Will Johnson, Cam Thomas and Antwon Blake.
* * * Defensive end Cam Heyward on what it takes to be a Steelers player:
"When you put on the black and gold you represent the State of Pennsylvania, the City of Pittsburgh and you better be ready to bring it."


Tight end/fullback Will Johnson on playing two positions and the adjustment to tight end:**
"It's a blessing to be out here and contribute. The more you can do the better your chances of getting on the field. I take that stride-by-stride and go from there. At the end of the day it gives a better opportunity to contribute to this team. It's just more of a workload. I am excited to take on the challenge.

"It's definitely a day-by-day process. I am still learning a lot. I think the coaches understand that, learning the new position, the details of it. My biggest thing is not to get too low when I make mistakes and just keep competing."

Defensive tackle Cam Thomas on the Steelers' tradition:
"It's a new culture. I am ready to get used to it. It's tradition. We have six Super Bowl rings. I want to be part of seven. I want to be part of history. The most in the league; you can't beat that. It's about winning…Super Bowl, Super Bowl, championships. It's not let's make it to the playoffs; it's get to the show and win it."


Take a look at photos of the Pittsburgh Steeler's 10th day of Training Camp.

Cornerback Antwon Blake on having a full offseason to work on learning the defense:**
"It felt good to be able to go through the whole offseason with the Steelers. I got the work that I needed. I got to learn at my own pace, not be thrown into the fire and rush and have to learn too quickly.

"During the offseason I got a better understanding of the defense and certain techniques that I needed to learn. I have been trying to improve. I am improving every day. It's something I am working towards."

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