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Steelers Daily: Pickett ‘Growing Up,’ Browns’ Hunt Wants Trade

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🏈 Nick Farabaugh broke down the top winners from the second week of Pittsburgh Steelers training camp, including rookies Kenny Pickett and Calvin Austin III and five players who failed to meet expectations.

🏈 Steelers rookie Kenny Pickett feels that he is growing up after two weeks of intense preparations at Steelers training camp.

“I feel a lot better, honestly,” Pickett said to Farabaugh. “It was just getting to know some of these guys a little bit. I thought it was a lot cleaner this week. I was able to play at a much higher. I feel really good heading into Week 3.”

Kenny Pickett Growing at Steelers Training Camp: ‘I Feel A Lot Better’

🏈 Former Steelers wide receiver Ryan Switzer shared a photo of himself at the West Virginia weight room on Twitter and captioned the post, “Just like old times, Chad Scott.” Scott is the run game coordinator and running backs coach at West Virginia and coached Switzer when he was at North Carolina. Switzer, who is a West Virginia native, announced shortly after his retirement from the NFL in July that he will be helping out West Virginia during training camp. Switzer has aspirations to coach in his post-NFL career.

🏈 The official NFL Twitter account asked whether Steelers’ second-round pick George Pickens will be the steal of the draft. Pickens, who was the 11th wide receiver selected in the draft, has been sensational at training camp. Had Pickens not suffered an ACL injury in spring practice prior to the 2021 season, many believe he would have been the first receiver off the board in the draft.

🏈 According to Vegas Insider, Kenny Pickett is still the favorite to win NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year with +700 odds. Falcons wide receiver Drake London, Saints wide receiver Chris Olave and Jets running back Breece Hall are tied for the second-best odds at +800. George Pickens’ odds to win OROY are at +2800, which is tied for the 15th best odds.

🏈 Diontae Johnson’s trainer the “Route God” posted a video of Johnson getting the best of James Pierre on a curl route at training camp, along with footage of Johnson running the same route during offseason workouts. Johnson trains with the “Route God” back home in Tampa Bay during the offseason.

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🏈 After a few years of sharing time in a dominant running back duo Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt has requested a trade. Hunt is entering the final season of his contract and has been holding in during Cleveland training camp. The Browns have reportedly denied his request, opting to keep Hunt and Nick Chubb together.

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🏈 Steelers The Steelers have moved their Monday practice to Latrobe Memorial Stadium at 1:55 p.m. It will be free to enter. — Alan Saunders, Ed Thompson

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