The Steelers are all checked in and accounted for at Saint Vincent College and are ready to begin training camp for the 51st year in Latrobe.
While the Steelers get the pads on and get the preparation started on the 2016 regular 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 Friday, July 29th.
Addressing camp, obviously
The Steelers players all reported to training camp on Thursday and completed coach Tomlin’s conditioning test. Teresa Varley has his comments on camp news and injury statuses. Two players were placed on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list; tight end Ladarius Green, with an ankle and receiver Shakim Philips with a sports hernia.
Defensive tackle Devaunte Sigler was placed on the non-football injury list after completing the conditioning test but “not to our satisfaction.” Tomlin spoke about the overall conditioning of the players.
"“I think the overall level of conditioning of the group is really impressive.” – Mike Tomlin"
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Tomlin also addressed the media about
but only to say that they expect his appeal to be heard by mid-August and will deal with the result at that time.
Sorry for the distraction
Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell surprisingly addressed the media after check-in at camp on Thursday to speak about his pending appeal for a four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Bell had previously denied that there was even a punishment given when questioned last month about it.
"“I want to apologize to Steeler Nation, all the fans and players and coaches for being a distraction to this whole situation. I don’t, obviously, want to be a distraction, but this whole situation, the appeal, is going to run its course.” – Le’Veon Bell"
Bell didn’t seem to mention if he was sorry about basically lying a month ago when questioned about this situation and emphatically denying its existence. Bell admitted to learning about the punishment as early as March of this year.
A Porsche for a Rolls?
Steelers Antonio Brown rolled up to training camp on Thursday in a new custom Rolls Royce that looks pretty friggin sweet. New York Jets receiver Brandon Marshall reported to camp in a Porsche. Marshall suggested a bet for the cars over which receiver gets more yards this season.
Brown responded, according to CBS Sport’s Will Brinson, to accept the wager but did remind Marshall that there is a bit of a price drop between the Rolls and the Porsche.