The Steelers draft picks have been made and the offseason workout program is in full swing.
Steelers season never truly ends for Steeler Nation so while the team starts to put in the work to prepare for the 2016 NFL season we’ll be busy looking for mentions of your Black & Gold so we’ve got you covered. Here’s your Steelers Morning Huddle for Thursday, May 26th.
Everyone is anxious to see how well newly signed free agent tight end Ladarius Green will fit into the Steelers offense and if his presence will be enough to compensate for the absence of the newly retired Heath Miller. According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, we’ll have to wait till at least training camp to see him on the field.
Green’s 2015 season with the San Diego Chargers was cut short with an ankle injury that required offseason surgery. The recovery from that surgery is keeping Green on the sidelines during the Steelers’ OTAs and for the foreseeable future. The hope is that he’ll be on the field by training camp.
I’m pretty tired; think I’ll go home now
Don’t worry Pittsburgh, Antonio Brown is on his way back from Dancing With The Stars and will be dancing in the endzone before we know it.
Don’t wanna miss a thing
Things got real for Maurkice Pouncey on Tuesday when he finally got to take the field for an official OTA session since his ankle injury that kept him out all of last season. Pouncey was on the designated to return list the whole year but never came back to us.
Teresa Varley has his comments about how happy he was just to get back out there and how he doesn’t plan on missing anymore time any time soon.
"“It feels good. I love being around the guys. I love football. It all went great. I am full go. I am not missing anything. I am ready to come out here and play, each day at a time. I am great now. Everything is good. I appreciate all the doctors and trainers for everything they have done. They did a great job.” – Maurkice Pouncey"
This wasn’t the first time Pouncey had to miss a full season with an injury and he never disappoints when he gets back on the field.