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Steelers Daily: Watson Offers Deal, Acrisure Stadium Changes




The Steelers backup running backs are getting their chance to make their case this week, Deshaun Watson has offered to make a deal with the NFL and there will be more changes than just the name to Acrisure Stadium.

🏈 Steelers Training Camp Takeaways: With Najee Harris and Benny Snell on the shelf, the backup running backs are getting their shot this week to make an impact.

🏈 Steelers Steelers safety Karl Joseph is healthy and more mature than he once was and hopes those will be the keys for him to secure a job in the secondary.

🏈 SteelersΒ Steelers rookie running back Jaylen WarrenΒ is running the “really thin line” an undrafted free agent needs to.

🏈 Steelers Injury Updates: Tyson Alualu and Diontae Johnson returned to practice on Thursday. Kevin Dotson has been ruled out for the preseason opener.

🏈 Mitch Trubisky will start the Steelers preseason opener against the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, with the first team playing one quarter and Mason Rudolph and Kenny Pickett following him.

🏈 Alan Saunders writes that the way the Steelers have structured their quarterback competition puts all the pressure on Rudolph and Pickett to perform in the preseason.

🏈 The team waived injured wide receiver Javon McKinley and signed wide receiver Christian Blake. Steelers transactions.

🏈 Security upgrades and new food options are some of the changes that fans will notice for Acrisure Stadium this year.

🏈 According to Rob Maaddi and Tom Withers of the Associated Press, Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson would accept an eight-game suspension and $5 million fine to avoid missing the entire season. Watson is currently facing a six-game suspension, but Roger Goodell is pushing for a year-long suspension.

🏈 SteelersΒ Former Steelers quarterback Kordell Stewart recently said on 93.7 The Fan that he would thrive in today’s NFL. “The game today, is what we were doing in the 90s,” Stewart said. “It would work 100 ways over.”

🏈 Colin Cowherd of FS1 said the New England Patriots have no feel for offense, and somehow turned it into an analogy related to the Steelers. “The Patriots are becoming the Steelers, but the difference is the Steelers at least draft offense well,” Cowherd said. “New England can’t draft it. I don’t know if they can develop it, and they can’t even buy it.”Β The Steelers play the Patriots in Week 2 at Acrisure Stadium.

🏈 Cam Heyward surprised teachers at training camp on Thursday with a special Teachers’ Appreciation Day event. Teachers and their students were invited to watch practice and dine with Heyward. Heyward also revealed that he would fund their school projects for the year through the Heyward House.

🏈 Pittsburgh-based artist Cody Sabol shared a great piece of art that he did for a Steelers player.


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🏈 SteelersΒ The team has a walkthrough today with no media availability. —Β Alan Saunders

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