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Roethlisberger: 'It's awesome'

UPDATE: Today's practice (the final practice of training camp) has been moved from Saint Vincent College to Latrobe Memorial Stadium.

Today's practice will begin at 2:55 p.m. and will be free and open to the public. Gates will open at 1 p.m.

Thank you fans: For the better part of the last three weeks Steelers fans have been packing the hillside and bleachers surrounding Chuck Noll Field, bringing with them energy, enthusiasm and tons of love for their team.

And it hasn't gone unnoticed. The players love the support, reacting continuously when the fans cheer, and at the end of the day making sure they take time out to sign autographs and pose for pictures.

It's a love affair that goes in both directions – the fans loving the team, and the team loving the fans.

As camp winds down, several players shared what the support from the fans means to them.

"It's awesome. Every day seeing thousands of them out there, it just shows how much our fan base means to us and we mean to them." – Ben Roethlisberger

"Playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers and having this fan base is amazing. For us it's a good way to show love. Every time I go out there and I see the kids, I can relate more to them just because of my age. I am always doing stuff that is trending, playing video games, having fun, doing dances. Things they can relate to. It's fun to give back." – JuJu Smith-Schuster

"It's amazing. They come out rain, sleet or snow. It's awesome." – Vince Williams

"It's crazy. It makes it more like a game atmosphere when you have them out here cheering you on. Every big play that is made, regardless if you make it or it's made on you, they are cheering it on. It's like a real game situation. You have to have a short memory and come out on the next play and ball out. They try to show the offense a little more love and that's okay because they score the touchdowns for us. At the same time, we are trying to do our thing on defense. We enjoy the little bit of love we get too." – Terrell Edmunds

I love you guys ❤️

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Special day: Joe Haden spoke to a group of Special Olympic athletes from Pennsylvania before practice on Monday, sharing inspiration with all of them, including his younger brother Jacob, a Global Ambassador for Special Olympics who is Haden's inspiration.

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