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Steelers ILB Vince Williams Out with Hamstring Injury vs. Seahawks

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PITTSBURGH — Steelers inside linebacker Vince Williams left the team’s home opener against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday with a hamstring injury and will not return, the team announced.

Williams started at inside linebacker, where has been rotation with free agent signing Mark Barron and first-round pick Devin Bush.

He was also assigned the team’s green-dotted radio communication helmet at the start of the game, after outside linebacker T.J. Watt wore it in the opener against New England.

Williams had two tackles before leaving the game in the first quarter. He was originally listed as questionable to return before being downgraded to out.

He was replaced by Bush in the Steelers’ base and nickel defenses.

The Steelers also lost starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the first half.

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Highlights from Steelers Practice 9/18/20

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James Conner tested out his injured ankle and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw passes to JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Washington and Chase Claypool during practice on Friday, September 18, 2020.

This practice was in preparation for the Steelers week 2 game on Sunday against the Denver Broncos.

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Cam Heyward Named NFLPA Community MVP for Week 1

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Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward has been named NFLPA Community MVP for Week 1.

Heyward was honored for installing his first Little Free Library, a book-sharing box placed in underserved communities around the Pittsburgh area.

Little Free Library is a non-profit organization that “inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world.”

The installation of the book-sharing boxes marks the launch of the Rufus and Judy Jordan Literacy Project, a new initiative of the Cameron Heyward Foundation that will work to promote children’s literacy and honor his late grandparents, both of whom were lifelong educators in Pittsburgh.

Drafted in first round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Ohio State, Heyward has spend his entire career in Pittsburgh. He is a three-time Pro Bowler, and has twice received First-Team All-Pro honors.

Heyward and the Steelers agreed to a four-year, $71.4 million contract extension on Sept. 6 that will allow him to retire in Pittsburgh and make him the highest-paid defense player over the age of 30 in NFL history.

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Highlights from Steelers Practice 9/17/20

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The Steelers finally experienced a practice with almost everyone on the roster able to take the field. Only two players did not take part in practice before their week 2 game against Denver.

Alex Highsmith and Minkah Fitzpatrick stood out from the rest on Thursday, September 17, 2020.

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