Steelers news: Mark Robinson picks off Kenny Pickett, Markus Golden speaks, and more

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The Pittsburgh Steelers recently kicked off their second wave of organized team activities on Tuesday. During the first slate of practices that ran from May 23rd to May 25th, players like WR Calvin Austin III and TE Darnell Washington were stealing the spotlight. Not it's a pair of defenders who are making a splash.

Markus Golden is in town and his presence hasn't gone unnoticed. The latest Steelers news involves an impressive play at OTAs and a veteran who is currently the talk of the town. Here's what you need to know.

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Pittsburgh held their first practice of the second wave of Steelers OTAs on Tuesday, and one young linebacker stole the show. Second-year LB Mark Robinson picked off Kenny Pickett during team sessions and returned his interception for a score, according to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

It's worth noting that this is merely unpadded practice in shorts, but this is at least a positive note for Robinson, who will be looking to carve out a role on defense in 2023. While Myles Jack, Devin Bush, and Robert Spillane are no longer with the team, Pittsburgh signed former team captains Cole Holcomb and Elandon Roberts during the offseason. Robinson, a former seventh-round pick, is still an underdog to earn a big role on defense, but heads-up plays like this will help.

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May 30th marked the first practice with Markus Golden as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Golden chose the number 54 and could be seen running through positional drills with his new teammates. As you can imagine, the media was quick to locate him following practice.

Golden addressed a range of topics -- talking about going from playing with J.J. Watt to T.J. Watt, his love for the Steelers growing up, and how he is willing to do whatever is asked of him. Here are some of his clips and comments from yesterday's practice:

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