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The Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive line came in at No. 12 in Pro Football Focus’ rankings of all 32 NFL offensive lines for the 2023 season.

“Pittsburgh started the same five linemen in every game last season but changed two of the starters this offseason with the additions of Isaac Seumalo in free agency and Broderick Jones in the draft. Pittsburgh’s line ranked seventh in PFF pass-blocking efficiency (in 2022) but was significantly worse as a run-blocking unit,” Sam Monson of PFF wrote. “There is no clear-cut standout from this group, but the best player probably comes down to either guard — incumbent James Daniels or new acquisition Seumalo.”

NFL Network analyst Brian Baldinger was checking out the Steelers’ offensive line at mandatory minicamp on Tuesday. Baldinger thinks the O-line is the key to the Steelers success in 2023.

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🏈 Steelers wide receiver Allen Robinson praised Kenny Pickett’s leadership on the Rich Eisen Show with Tom Pelissero. Robinson also discussed what went wrong in his one year with the Los Angeles Rams.

🏈 All Things Covered podcast: Former Steelers strong safety Troy Polamalu talked about the time he lost his cool with San Diego Chargers wide receiver Keenan McCardell for blatantly pushing him in the back during a game in 2005. “I realize that when I lost it, I lost it,” Polamalu said.

🏈 Former Steelers running back Benny Snell Jr. has a workout with the Denver Broncos this week.

📅 Tuesday marked the ninth anniversary of the passing of Steelers’ Hall of Fame head coach Chuck Noll.

🎂 Happy Birthday to former Steelers guard Trai Turner, born on June 14, 1993 in New Orleans, Louisiana. After making five consecutive Pro Bowls with the Carolina Panthers from 2015-2019, Turner was traded to the Los Angeles Chargers in exchange for offensive tackle Russell Okung on March 18, 2020. Turner spent one season with the Chargers before having a one-year stint with the Steelers in 2021, as well. Turner played for the Washington Commanders in 2022 and is currently a free agent.

🎥 After back-to-back 1,000 yard rushing seasons, what’s in store for Najee Harris as he enters Year 3?

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