Steelers news: Sights and sounds from OTAs, Cameron Heyward, and more

  • Sights and sounds from Day 1 of Steelers OTAs
  • Mike Tomlin addresses Cameron Heyward's absence
  • Antonio Brown declares bankruptcy
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Following the NFL schedule released, football fans looked ahead to Organized Team Activities where they could witness their new-look roster in action for the first time. The Pittsburgh Steelers OTAs kicked off this week and already got a sneak peek at the action.

These team activities are not open to the public, but Pittsburgh media has shared videos and pictures on social media. Meanwhile, Cameron Heyward remains a big topic of discussion as OTAs begin. Here's the latest Steelers news.

Sights and sounds from Steelers OTAs

Steelers fans were excited to see some of their biggest players in black and gold for the first time. These social media posts give us some insight into Organized Team Activities and help quench our thirst for football in action.

Here are some of the biggest sights and sounds from the first day of Steelers OTAs.

Thanks to the power of social media, Steelers fans were able to see players like Russell Wilson, Justin Fields, and Patrick Queen take the field with their new team for the first time. The energy is only going to go up from here.

Mike Tomlin addresses Cameron Heyward's absence from Steelers OTAs

Cameron Heyward made it known that he would not be participating in Steelers OTAs this year as he seeks a new contract extension from the Pittsburgh Steelers. The veteran defensive lineman is entering the final year of his four-year contract that he signed during the 2020 offseason and does not have any guaranteed money left on his deal.

Mike Tomlin was asked about this following the first day of Organized Team Activities, and he was not concerned about the situation, per 93.7 The Fan.

Tomlin pointed out that Heyward has over 10,000 career snaps -- eluding to the fact that he doesn't need the added reps this time of year. There have been no talks about when an extension could take place, but this could become a 'hold-in' if a deal is not reached by training camp.

The expectation is that both parties would like to get something done ahead of the 2024 season.

Antonio Brown files for bankruptcy

In non-football-related news, former Pittsburgh Steelers receiver, Antonio Brown, has recently filed for bankruptcy. Using his CTESPN Network account on 'X', Brown made the declaration while also claiming to be a future first-ballot Hall of Famer in 2027.

Brown has made a habit of showing up in the news cycle while dealing with an array of issues stemming from child support payments to unpaid game checks for his former Arena League players. Now he has apparently filed for bankruptcy.