2021 Steelers Training Camp Day 18 Summary


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With this year's training camp winding down, the Pittsburgh Steelers returned to Heinz Field for an early afternoon practice session. Though there were no fans in attendance, today's session was an eventful one, as it marked the debut of their latest acquisition, linebacker Joe Schobert. With the first round of cuts looming, today's practice was the last chance for aspiring players to make the case to stay on the roster.


Today's training camp storylines: A QB3 looking very much like a QB2, an undrafted defensive back looking to steal a starting spot, and a late edition that makes a big play against an All-Pro player.


So, Steelers fans, let's go!

Injury Report


To most notable absence was rookie center Kendrick Green, who was absent in yesterday's practice for personal reasons. Head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed that he was excused for this afternoon's practice.


Veteran defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt was very active in today's practice, as he was seen doing position-oriented work, according to Steelers analyst Dale Lolley.



In

  • Running back Benny Snell Jr.

  • Running back Kalen Ballage

  • Wide receiver Ray-Ray McCloud

  • Wide receiver James Washington


Out

  • Center Kendrick Green

  • Defensive back Antoine Brooks Jr.

Pete Guerriero Beats Minkah Fitzpatrick


Since being signed by the Steelers over a week ago, Monmouth running back Pete Guerriero has made the most of his opportunities while impressing fellow teammates and coaching along the way in today's session, Guerriero made his biggest impression by beating All-Pro safety Minkah Fitzpatrick on wheel route, as described by Steelers/Pitt analyst Nick Farabaugh.

Arthur Maulet Making His Case


With defensive back Antoine Brooks Jr. currently sidelined, fellow defensive back has been making a strong case for the starting nickel position. In today's practice, he was sharp as he accounted for a near-interception on quarterback Mason Rudolph. In addition to his performances in their first two preseason games, Brooks Jr. needs to return quickly before he loses his spot.

Dwayne Haskins Is Automatic


What has become a consistent theme in this year's camp has been the impressive play of quarterback of Dwayne Haskins. The former first-round pick was solid, to say the least, in practice this afternoon. During team drills, he found receiver Isaiah McCoy for a 35-yard gain. On another series, he methodically led his offense down the field against the first-team defense, which culminated with a touchdown strike to receiver Chase Claypool. Speaking of receivers, he made back-to-back touchdown connections with receiver Rico Bussey Jr. during one of the drills. Haskins continues to prove with each performance, that he has the tangibles to become the team's backup quarterback.



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