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First and 10: Change of Phase

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The Pittsburgh Steelers ended training camp last week, with the team closing up shop after nearly a month of practices at Heinz Field.

But they’ll continue to work, with practices moved to UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on the South Side as the team navigates its final portion of the preseason schedule. These practices represent a bit of a change of pace from the training camp grind. They’re rarely padded. They have a work-week tempo that includes more scout team work and more game plan instruction and less of the first team facing the first team.

From a coverage standpoint, they’re more like a regular season practice, in that we’re only allowed to share with you what is told to us by players and coaches, and not our own observations. But the coverage will continue from the South Side with practices all this week in the lead up to the preseason finale on Friday in Charlotte, and next week as the Steelers have a one-week hiatus between the preseason and regular season, a feature of the new schedule.

Today, Alan Saunders and Nick Farabaugh will have coverage from the South Side.

News and notes from around the Pittsburgh Steelers and the National Football League.

STEELERS HEADLINES

🏈 Pittsburgh Police are investigating a fight that occurred at Heinz Field on Saturday. Alan Saunders

🏈 Zach Banner loves what he’s seeing from the Steelers offensive line. Nick Farabaugh

🏈 Joe Schobert sees his first game in Black and Gold as a success. Farabaugh

🏈 Former Steelers LB Ryan Shazier is starting a trucking company. Cale Berger

🏈 Bud Light has unvelied collectible Steelres cans for the 2021 season. Berger

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AROUND THE NFL

🏈 Browns CB Greedy Williams suffered a groin injury against the New York Giants. Berger

STEELERS HISTORY

🏈 2020 The Steelers signed former Bills, Raiders WR/KR Ray-Ray McCloud. Saunders

🏈 2019 Winners and losers from Week 2 of the Steelers preseason. Parker Hurley

🏈 1993 Steelers long snapper Cameron Kanaday was born in Eugene, Oregon.

AROUND THE NETWORK

Pittsburgh Baseball Now: Making sense of the Gregory Polanco situation.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: PHN Q&A including trade talks and more.

Pittsburgh Sports Now: Kenny Pickett placed on award watch list.

WVU Sports Now: Big 12 left out in the realignment cold?

Nittany Sports Now: Going back down memory lane

Pittsburgh Soccer Now: Pitt women’s soccer starts season with 4-0 win

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