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Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Spencer Anderson at the team's first OTAs session, June 11, 2024 - Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

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🏈 Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Spencer Anderson received a Kawhi Leonard jersey from the Los Angeles Clippers for his birthday. The Clippers caught wind that Anderson is a huge Leonard fan from a recent Steelers social media post.

🏈 WPXI: The Pittsburgh Steelers rookies went back to class for a team bonding experience at Point Park University.

Point Park’s Department of Theatre hosted an acting class for the Steelers in the Pittsburgh Playhouse as part of the 2024 Rookie Development Program.

β€œThe rookie class had a great sense of camaraderie, and it was wonderful seeing them laugh and enjoy themselves outside of the high-pressure environment of training camp,” said professor Rich Keitel, M.F.A. β€œI was very impressed with their willingness to jump right in and try new theatre exercises with a great attitude.”

🏈 Thursday marked the 10-year anniversary of the passing of Steelers Hall of Fame coach Chuck Noll.

🏈 The Senior Bowl is auctioning a signed Steelers Najee Harris football (includes COA) to raise money for youth tackle football in Mobile, Ala. All proceeds go directly to facilities and park upgrades for the community.

 

🏈  Steelers quarterback Justin Fields’ sister, Jaiden, is part of WWE’s NIL class of 2024, which was just announced on Tuesday night’s NXT broadcast. Jaiden is a University of Georgia softball player.Β 

🏈 Steelers defensive lineman DeMarvin Leal put the naysayers on notice.

“Keep counting me out,” Leal wrote on X.

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