The transformation continues


LATROBE, Pa. - The Hall-of-Fame Game is just a couple days away but it isn't yet on Anthony Chickillo's radar.

"I'm day-by-day, man," the Steelers' No. 6b pick maintained. "I focus on each day, trying to get better each day, and when Sunday comes I'll be thinking about that."

Following a dominant performance in the Backs on Backers drill, the linebackers went to work again in the second practice in pads.

As for now, "I'm thinking about today's practice and what I have to do to get better today," Chickillo added.

"I'm learning a lot, just trying to keep learning."

Chickillo is continuing a long-standing tradition at St. Vincent College by transitioning from college defensive end to NFL outside linebacker.

He's already drawn the notice of some of those paid to evaluate practices for a living, but things such as dropping into pass coverage aren't yet second nature.

"It's a lot different," Chickillo said. "I did none of that (in college). I was like what (defensive end) Cam Heyward and (defensive end Stephon) Tuitt play (with the Steelers) at Miami.

"I'm enjoying leaning, just taking the coaching from Coach Porter (outside linebackers coach Joey) and learning from the veteran guys.

"I feel good."

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