The Steelers now only hold three preseason games as the NFL added an extra week to their regular season schedule last year.
The pre-season schedule is about to kick into full gear as the Steelers get ready to take on the Seattle Seahawks at Acrisure stadium. That name is still taking some getting used to, but Pittsburgh will play host for their opening matchup in the pre-season slate of games. It should be a fun time seeing football displayed on TV screens across the world.
Training camp has been going on for a few weeks now and the pecking order at certain positions is starting to take shape. While some are starting to emerge, other spots are starting to become murky as the final cut-down day fast approaches. Coaches still have a lot of hard decisions to make in the future, but there is still some evaluation that will take place.
This is the first time that the black and gold will return to the stadium on their home turf with a new page turned for the franchise. There is a new stadium name and a bunch of fresh faces entering the fold. Football is back, even if it is only the preseason and the games do not count for or against you.
There are some players making a name for themselves in camp
The pre-season means that many fans will have their first look at certain players. Not all Steelers fans have the chance to pay attention to what is happening at training camp or go visit Latrobe. These games are their best opportunities to watch the new guys come in and show their worth.
There are some players that fans should keep a close eye on during these games. Watch out for George Pickens, Kenny Pickett, Calvin Austin III, Connor Heyward, and Jaylen Warren on offense. Some defensive players to monitor are Robert Spillane, Mark Robinson, Levi Wallace, and DeMarvin Leal.