For both rookies and veterans of the Pittsburgh Steelers, it is a day they have anticipated since the beginning of the offseason.
This morning, members of the team checked into St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA, for what will be a long and grueling process leading into the 2022 NFL season.
For veteran All-Pro defensive tackle Cameron Heyward, the anxiety of attending training camp is still fresh, this being his 12th training camp.
With expectations of an "elite" defensive unit this season, Heyward expressed the need for "new leaders" to step up in order for the this to happen, considering the new additions
made this offseason.
As is the case with every training camp, fans should expect an unknown player to rise to the occasion and make a strong case for a spot on the active roster. Two years ago, it was undrafted cornerback James Pierre whose performance earned him a spot. This year, many expect that player to be rookie tight end/fullback Conner Heyward, who was picked as a potential training camp standout.
The Steelers take the field tomorrow afternoon for their first official training camp practice session.