Diontae Johnson was a limited participant in the first Pittsburgh Steelers 2022 training camp practice on Thursday, the latest contract-seeking Steelers player to hold in, and rookie wide receivers George Pickens and Calvin Austin III stepped up to make big plays in his absence.
The fans seem to have turned on Diontae Johnson, but is it a big deal for him to sit out team periods at training camp? Alan Saunders doesn’t think so. More from Diontae Johnson, about wanting a long-term deal with Pittsburgh.
Training Camp Takeaways: George Pickens and Calvin Austin III took advantage of Johnson’s absence. (+)
Steelers Sights and Sounds: First reps for Pickens, Austin and first-round quarterback Kenny Pickett.
SN Debate: What is the biggest hole remaining on the Steelers roster? Saunders thinks it’s tackle, but Cale Berger is looking at the lack of depth at outside linebacker.
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The team will have its second training camp practice of 2022 on Chuck Noll Field at St. Vincent College this afternoon at 1:55 p.m., and it is open to the public. The first five days of camp are non-contact, per the CBA. Players will be available to the media before and after, and Mike Tomlin will speak following practice. — Saunders, Carter, Farabaugh, Thompson
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