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Steelers QB Mason Rudolph

The Steelers made a rash of roster moves, Devin Bush put his foot in his mouth, Kenny Pickett worked with the first team, and is Mason Rudolph on the trade block?

🏈 Devin Bush shrugged off any concern that there might be some pressure on him to perform while he’s battling for a starting job and entering. contract year. Alan Saunders says Bush’s outlook is misguided and shortsighted.

🏈 Training Camp Takeaways: Kenny Pickett worked with the first team on Tuesday. How did it go?

🏈 Should the Steelers trade Mason Rudolph? Alan Saunders broke down the potential haul after rumors started flying, but GM Omar Khan says he has no plans to move a quarterback.

🏈 SN Power Rankings: Who have been the top standouts of Steelers Training Camp 2022? Alan Saunders, Nick Farabaugh and Cale Berger rank them.

🏈 Chase Claypool has been frustrated by an injury-disrupted start to training camp, but doesn’t think he’s far behind after missing two weeks.

🏈 Through his agent, Diontae Johnson responded to a lawsuit filed against him for missing a scheduled youth football camp in Pittsburgh earlier this year.

🏈 Kenny Pickett won the Steelers’ training camp home run derby.

🏈 ROSTER MOVES: The Steelers placed SS Karl Joseph and WR Anthony Miller on injured reserve, released OL Jake Dixon, OL Chris Owens, DL Doug Costin, P Cameron Nizialek, and OL Nate Gilliam, claimed OL Ryan McCollum from waivers and signed former Eagles OL William Dunkle.

🏈 According to, the Steelers have the 21st most optimistic fan base heading into this season. Numbers are based on the percentage of “optimistic tweets” from the total number of tweets about each team over the last 60 days. Only 2.43% of tweets mentioning the Steelers were optimistic. The Buffalo Bills have the most optimistic fan base (7.42%), while the Washington Commanders have the least optimistic fans (0.69%).

🏈 Next Gen Stats named Mason Rudolph’s 26-yard touchdown pass to George Pickens in Saturday night’s preseason win over the Seattle Seahawks as the play of the week. On the play, Pickens made a spectacular toe-tapping grab in the back right corner of the end zone. It was also a great ball by Rudolph. Next Gen Stats says the pass had just a 9.9% completion probability, which would have ranked as the sixth-most improbable completion of the 2021 season.

🏈 This past Saturday’s Steelers-Seahawks game was the NFL Network’s most-watched live preseason game since 2015. According to Anthony Crupi of, the Steelers-Seahawks game had an average audience of 2.16 million viewers on the NFL Network, which beat out FOX’s MLB ratings. The nationwide showing of Yankees-Red Sox or Mariners-Rangers generated an average audience of 2.08 million.

🏈 Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis made a stop in Gainesville last week to speak with the Florida football team.

🏈 FOX and CBS have officially announced their game broadcasters for the 2022 NFL season.

🏈 Former Steelers cornerback Ross Cockrell got cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

🏈 Three weeks after having an appendectomy, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is fully participating in training camp and is on track to play in the season opener against the Steelers in Cincinnati. 


Steelers Training Camp


🏈 Steelers The Steelers return to practice on Wednesday afternoon at St. Vincent College at 1:55 p.m. — Alan Saunders, Nick Farabaugh, Ed Thompson

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