Even with the intensity of yesterday's "Friday Night Lights" practice, the Steelers were back on the field for a padded Saturday afternoon training camp session at St. Vincent College.
As big as the crowd was yesterday evening, the attendance this afternoon was bigger as all 15,000 tickets were claimed.
Today's camp storylines include the return of an All-Pro safety, an o-lineman making a change to fullback, and a receiver that is gunning for success.
So Steelers fans, let's go!
The biggest news was the return of All-Pro safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, who had not participated in any of the training camp sessions due to personal reasons. Having him back was a welcome sight for the fans in attendance. New on the list was defensive lineman Keeanu Benton, who was seen sporting a wrap on his right wrist, which he injured in yesterday's practice. He would later participate in the team drills.
Day 9 Highlights And Top Performers
The Return Of Mike Tomlin
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, who was absent yesterday, returned from Canton, Ohio, where he took part in the Hall Of Fame Gold Jacket dinner with inductee Ronde Barber.
Kendrick Green Taking Reps With The Running Backs
If you read our report from yesterday, you would have been surprised to read that offensive lineman Kendrick Green was making plays as a fullback. Well, this was not a gimmick, as he was reportedly working individual drills with the running back.
Gunner Continues To Be Impressive
Week 2 of Steelers Camp has been the week that Gunner Olszewski has made a name for himself. In this afternoon's session, he won practically every matchup, whether it was 2-vs-2 or one-on-one. At this rate, he is in the lead for the last receiver spot on the roster.
Kendrick Green With Another "Full" Day
Just like yesterday, Green was very active during 11v11s. On his first attempt, he missed a block on linebacker Alex Highsmith. In the following sequence, he went into motion and reportedly blocked two or three players. To add an exclamation point to this performance, he would later catch a pass and gain about 10–15 yards after contact. Green as the team's new fullback? It could work.
George Pickens Is Too Much
At this point, we are out of adjectives to describe how unstoppable receiver George Pickens has been this week. This clip captured by Tommy Jaggi of "Still Curtain" is self-explanatory.