Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp Guide 2017: Practice, game, and cut dates

LATROBE, PA - JULY 29: Ben Roethlisberger
LATROBE, PA - JULY 29: Ben Roethlisberger /

The countdown to football season is finally almost over. We are here to get you set and give you everything you need to stay on top of 2017 Pittsburgh Steelers training camp and preseason.

Keeping up with preseason can be a hassle. All the important dates to know can be overwhelming and hard to find.

That is where your friends here at Still Curtain come in. Allow us to be your one stop shop for all your training camp news and dates to remember.

Let’s lead off with the 2017 Steelers training camp dates:

July 27 – Players report to camp

28 – Practice (2:55pm, open to public

29 – Practice (2:55pm, open to public)

30 – Practice (2:55pm, open to public)

31 – Practice (2:55pm, open to public)

August 1st – Player’s off, no practice

2nd – Practice (2:55pm, open to public)

3rd – Practice (2:55pm, open to public)

4th – Practice (7pm, Latrobe Stadium, ESPN will televise)

5th – Practice (2:55pm, open to public)

6th – Evening Practice (Heinz Field)    

7th – Player’s off, no practice

8th – Practice (2:55pm, open to public)

9th – Practice (2:55pm, open to public)

10th – Practice (not open to public)

11th – Game #1 at NY Giants (7pm)

12th – Player’s off, no practice

13th – Practice (2:55pm, open to public)

14th – Practice (2:55pm, open to public)

15th – Player’s off, no practice

16th – Practice (2:55pm, open to public)

17th – Practice (2:55pm, open to public)

18th – Practice (2:55pm, open to public)

19th – Practice (not open to public)

20th – Game #2 vs ATL Falcons (4pm)

26th – Game #3 vs IND Colts (7:30pm)

31st – Game #4 at CAR Panthers (7:30pm)

As noted above, on August 4th ESPN on the road will host a televised broadcast of Steelers practice at Latrobe Stadium just as they did last season.

After the Steelers second preseason game, the team will begin its normal regular season routine for the rest of camp. This gives the team a true dress rehearsal week leading up to the third preseason game, usually where starters play the longest.

Cut Dates

Unfortunately, not all these players on the current roster can make the team. The cut date has recently underwent a bit of a change which actually benefits guys that are trying to make the roster.

The NFL just this year decided to drop one round of cuts. Prior to this season, NFL teams were required to cut to 75 players at the first deadline and 53 at the second deadline.

The preseason ends September 1st and teams will then have to cut their rosters down 37 players from 90 to solidify their 53 man rosters. Be sure to check out our training camp battles and 53-man prediction articles to prepare for the start of camp.

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