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Steelers Practice Report: Cam Heyward Contract News Reaction, Rookie Camp Wrap-Up

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Alan Saunders and Nick Farabaugh of Steelers Now are back with another practice report from UPMC Rooney Sports Complex as the Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their second practice of rookie minicamp and the guys reacted to some breaking news from defensive captain Cam Heyward.

Alan was with Heyward in East Liberty as he gave out pizzas in partnership with Little Caesars Love Kitchen. Heyward said that he has been in contact with the Steelers about a contract and that he wants to play for three more seasons.

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Pittsburgh Steelers defensive captain Cam Heyward during a game against the New England Patriots at Acrisure Stadium on Dec. 7, 2024. — Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

Nick was at rookie camp, where he talked to third-round wide receiver Roman Wilson about where he will line up in the Pittsburgh offense. Sixth-round rookie Chris Watts was at practice after missing Friday’s session for his college graduation, and pro tryouts Jonathan Ward and Anthony Averett both made their case for the 90-man roster. Ward did so by delivering a big shot to running backs coach Eddie Faulkner. Duquesne wide receiver DJ Powell was also a Day 2 rookie camp standout.

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Dave
Dave
May 11, 2024 3:47 pm

Thanks gentlemen, always fun to hear your perspectives. Got to love players like Powell who’s hopes are a long-shot but as we know Steelers lore is loaded with players who beat the odds. This draft class feels special. Impossible to quantify at this stage though it’s easy to sense this is a high character group. Might also be the best draft in decades from the perspective of players who will start or be situational contributors. Fautanu, Frazier, and Roman Wilson appear to be locks as day1 starters. Payton Wilson is going to be very hard to keep on the bench… Read more »

Edward Carmichael
Edward Carmichael
May 11, 2024 8:32 pm

as a true Steelers fan, Cameron Heyward I enjoyed watching you play and what I want to know is Logan Lee your replacement or be the back up to NG Keeanu Benton