Weekly Recap

Players report and camp gets underway

A look back at all the news this week as the Steelers report to and open training camp.

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Hunter making the red zone the 'money zone' in early going.
"Seven Shots" agrees with wide receiver Justin Hunter.


T.J. Watt spent time studying the playbook and developing leading into camp.
Before he left Pittsburgh after the team's OTAs and minicamp, No. 1 pick T.J. Wattsaid he planned to spend time in the playbook, getting as prepared as he could be for the start of camp.


Joe Greene reflected on Chuck Noll as he hosted the Steelers Charity Walk that benefited the foundation bearing Noll's name.
Joe Greene paused for a moment. He had been talking about a man who meant a great deal to him. Then he stopped, and simply stated what was in his heart.


Steelers open camp with a whatever-it-takes approach.
Rain delayed the first practice of training camp and forced the Steelers to move the operation across town to Greater Latrobe Senior High School but the show eventually went on, much to head coach Mike Tomlin's delight.


Roethlisberger talks retirement, Super Bowls, Bradshaw, legacy.
In the wake of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger contemplating retirement over the offseason, center Maurkice Pouncey has come up with a potential exit strategy for Roethlisberger at the conclusion of the season ahead.


The offense is getting a lot of attention, but they know they have to perform for it to mean anything.
The Steelers offense was one of the hottest topics on the first day of training camp, and it's easy to understand why.


Among the things Mike Tomlin talked about at the start of camp was missing Dan Rooney.
Coach Mike Tomlin had a special relationship with late Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney, and said training camp won't be the same without him.


Harrison's arrival makes a statement in style.
Inside linebacker Ryan Shazier's check-in interview on Thursday was abruptly interrupted by a wailing siren and the attention-getting appearance of a Saint Vincent Fire Department truck rolling through campus.


As usually is the case with NFL teams, training camp opened with a good news, bad news theme
Ready or not, here it comes: Well, so much for being over-stocked with wide receivers.


Martavis Bryant has yet to be fully reinstated by the NFL, and therefore cannot practice at camp.
Alejandro Villanueva signed a four-year contract. Le'Veon Bell didn't report. Neither did Daimion Stafford. Martavis Bryant did, but he cannot participate in practices because he has yet to be fully reinstated by the NFL.


On Thursday afternoon, Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert released the following statement on Martavis Bryant.
Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert released the following statement on Martavis Bryant on Thursday afternoon:


Alejandro Villanueva was rewarded for his solid play the last two years.
Alejandro Villanueva will always hold his time serving as an Army Ranger close to his heart. His appreciation, respect and admiration for the men and women who continue to serve, will never falter. It was a part of him, continues to be a part of him, and will always be a part of him.


Sammie Coates is recovering after having a scope on his knee.
Sammie Coates is expected to miss some time at the start of training camp, as he is recovering after undergoing a scope on his knee.


Players are arriving for the start of Steelers training camp.
Ben Roethlisberger arrived at camp ready to get things rolling for the start of a new year, his 14th with the Steelers.


Another installment of Bob Labriola answering your questions about the Steelers and the NFL.
Why do the Steelers start training camp today? Other teams have already started.


William Gay is a player who actually looks forward to training camp.
Training camp. For some, those are dreaded words. Long, hot days. Staying in dorm rooms. Being away from your family.


Steelers' neurosurgeon Joseph Maroon, MD, was honored at an event that benefited The Chuck Noll Foundation for Brain Injury Research.
Steelers and world-renowned neurosurgeon Joseph Maroon, MD, has been named the 2017 Man of the Year by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Saints and Sinners Club of America.


Getting To Know:

Learn more about the Steelers' rookie safety.
Who is your football mentor or inspiration? I would have to say my mother, Tinisha Webb. She acts like a coach when I am on the field. She watches every play that I am in and critiques me. I feel like she is my biggest motivator to do well on the field. She tries to focus on the negative.


Another installment of Bob Labriola answering your questions about the Steelers and the NFL.
Can you explain how the NFL determined that Le'Veon Bell will get paid $12.1 million under the franchise tag, when the highest paid running back is only getting around $8 million this year?


Gerald Williams shares how Chuck Noll and Joe Greene influenced his career.
It's a dream many little boys that love football have, to one day play in the NFL. And to play for your favorite team, well that would just be the icing on the cake.


Getting To Know:

Learn more about the Steelers' seventh-round draft pick.
Who is your football mentor or inspiration? I would have to say Lawrence Taylor. Just his aggressiveness, the way he played the linebacker position. His pass rush ability. He was known as the outside linebacker to really start pass rushing from the position. Just watching his game, and him being from North Carolina, I kind of took to him and watched his game.


The Steelers will wear a patch on their jerseys this season to honor Dan Rooney.
Outside of his faith and family, Dan Rooney had a passion for two other things…his beloved Steelers and equally beloved Ireland.

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Take a look at photos of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2nd Day of training camp.


Joe Greene and Garrett Webster, the son of late Steelers Hall of Famer Mike Webster, served as honorary co-chairs for the Steelers Charity Walk that benefited the Chuck Noll Foundation for Brain Injury Research.


Take a look at photos of the Pittsburgh Steelers 1st day of training camp.


Steelers players arrive at Saint Vincent College, in Latrobe Pennsylvania.

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