Week 1 of OTAs was filled with news

Here is a look back at everything you may have missed from the first week of OTAs.

"Seven Shots" serving its intended purpose.

The "Seven Shots" drill that features the offense trying to convert seven two-point plays against the defense at the outset of practices has already been competitive and intense, which is the way it's supposed to be.

Offensive coordinator Todd Haley gives his take on OTAs.

The Steelers have a total of 10 OTAs and a three day minicamp before they take a little over a month long break until training camp. It's the perfect opportunity for the coaches to introduce what will come in training camp at Saint Vincent College in July, and give the players time to get comfortable before the pads come in late this summer.

Brown excited about the chance to practice again with the Steelers.

The Steelers' third OTA was the first in which wide receiver Antonio Brown took part, and that made it a big one.

Help must come from within as well as from the draft.

Cam Heyward let it be known after the Steelers' 2105 season had ended that while he wasn't going to campaign for reinforcements along the defensive line, he also wouldn't be opposed to their arrival.

CB William Gay loved wearing No. 43 during OTAs on Wednesday.

There was an unusual sight on the practice field during OTAs on Wednesday at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, as No. 43 could be seen in the secondary.

WR Sammie Coates came into OTAs in great shape, ready for his second year.

Last year was a learning experience for Sammie Coates, a chance for the rookie receiver to understand what the NFL was all about, from being in tiptop condition to dealing with limited playing time because of the talent ahead of him.

A healthy Maurkice Pouncey is taking part in Steelers' OTAs.

Maurkice Pouncey has been at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex throughout the offseason, taking part in every aspect of the team's voluntary offseason program.

The Steelers' running back has returned and ready to play it safe.

Now that he's back on the field, Le'Veon Bell intends to do whatever it takes to stay on the field.

Ben Roethlisberger hits on 7 topics on Day 1 of OTAs.

7 on 7: Ben talks everything from OTAs starting, to players returning, weight loss and more.

OTAs are beneficial for young players and veterans.

It's football in shorts. But for Steelers players they will take it as the closest to football they have had since the 2015 season ended.

OTAs begin this week and for Coach Mike Tomlin they are a valuable teaching tool.

They are called OTAs, organized team activities to be specific. They are10 days of football work, even though it's football in shorts.

A look at the Steelers' roster as OTAs are ready to get going.

The Steelers have moved on to Phase Three of the offseason program, which includes 10 OTAs (organized team activities) and a three-day minicamp that will run from June 14-16.

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