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Young Steelers like Kenny Pickett and Pat Freiermuth are excited to get back to work, and Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa said he contemplated retirement after dealign with multiple concussions.

๐Ÿˆ Steelers.com: Kenny Pickett is stoked to be back with his teammates for Phase 1 of offseason workouts.

“It’s great to have everyone back,” Pickett said. “There are a lot of familiar faces, but there are a lot of new faces too. It’s a good time to learn everyone’s name to be honest. It’s an opportunity to get back into the swing of things and get into a routine. It was awesome to see everyone.

“It shows the commitment,” Pickett continued. “We have a young team, and we want to get better. If we continue to have that kind of commitment throughout the spring, it will springboard us into camp and that is what you want.”

๐Ÿˆ Steelers tight end Pat Freiremuth is excited to be “Back in the Burgh” for Phase 1 of offseason workouts.

๐Ÿˆ ESPN: Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa said he considered retirement after multiple concussions in 2022.

“I considered it for a time, having sat down with my family, having sat down with my wife and having those kind of conversations,” Tagovailoa said. “But it would be really hard for me to walk away from this game with how old I am, with my son.

๐Ÿˆ NFL: Check out some of new Steelers wide receiver Allen Robinson’s career highlights.

 

๐Ÿˆ Steelers legend and Hall of Famer Troy Polamalu celebrated his 42nd birthday on Wednesday. The official Twitter accounts of the NFL and College Football Hall of Fame posted highlight reels of Polamalu’s ย legendary plays.

๐Ÿ“… Born on this date, April 20, in 1925 was late, great Steelers defensive lineman Ernie Stautner. Born in Cham, Bavaria in 1925, Stautner’s family moved to America when he was three. After a stint in the Marine Corps during World War II, Stautner attended Boston College, and the Steelers made him a second-round pick in the 1950 NFL Draft.

Stautner was a starter as a rookie and went on to play 173 games over 14 seasons. He was named to nine Pro Bowls, nine All-Pro teams. He retired in 1963 as the greatest Steelers player ever and was the first and only pre-Super Bowl Steelers player to have his uniform number retired.

After his career, Stautner coached with the Steelers, Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Texans and Denver Broncos after his retirement, winning two Super Bowls with Dallas.

Stautner was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 1969 and to the Steelersโ€™ inaugural Hall of Honor class in 2017.

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