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Steelers All 91: DL Conor Sheehy

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All 91 is a Pittsburgh Steelers Now series profiling each of the 91 members of the Steelers 2019 training camp roster.

61 • Conor Sheehy, first-year defensive end

Last year: Signed with the Green Bay Packers as a UDFA out of Wisconsin. Was cut after training camp and signed a futures contract with the Steelers in January.

Stats: Had five tackles over four games with the Packers last preseason.

Accolades, Highlights:

Two-time All-Big Ten, played in the 2018 East-West Shrine Game.

Camp outlook: Sheehy fits perfectly into the Steelers’ scheme as a run stuffing 3-4 defensive end or as a sub-package defensive tackle in the mold of Stephon Tuitt.

Projected role: There’s too many guys with experience (Tyson Alualu, Dan McCuller) or upside (sixth-round pick Isaiah Buggs) to see a spot on the 53 for Sheehy if everyone stays healthy. His versatility could be valuable on the practice squad.

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Highlights from Steelers Practice 9/18/20

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James Conner tested out his injured ankle and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw passes to JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Washington and Chase Claypool during practice on Friday, September 18, 2020.

This practice was in preparation for the Steelers week 2 game on Sunday against the Denver Broncos.

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Cam Heyward Named NFLPA Community MVP for Week 1

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Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward has been named NFLPA Community MVP for Week 1.

Heyward was honored for installing his first Little Free Library, a book-sharing box placed in underserved communities around the Pittsburgh area.

Little Free Library is a non-profit organization that “inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world.”

The installation of the book-sharing boxes marks the launch of the Rufus and Judy Jordan Literacy Project, a new initiative of the Cameron Heyward Foundation that will work to promote children’s literacy and honor his late grandparents, both of whom were lifelong educators in Pittsburgh.

Drafted in first round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Ohio State, Heyward has spend his entire career in Pittsburgh. He is a three-time Pro Bowler, and has twice received First-Team All-Pro honors.

Heyward and the Steelers agreed to a four-year, $71.4 million contract extension on Sept. 6 that will allow him to retire in Pittsburgh and make him the highest-paid defense player over the age of 30 in NFL history.

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Highlights from Steelers Practice 9/17/20

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The Steelers finally experienced a practice with almost everyone on the roster able to take the field. Only two players did not take part in practice before their week 2 game against Denver.

Alex Highsmith and Minkah Fitzpatrick stood out from the rest on Thursday, September 17, 2020.

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