While the rest of Pittsburgh Steelers headed off for a summer break following the conclusion of mandatory minicamp on June 13, the rookies on the roster have only just been allowed to take their vacation after they graduated from Steelers Rookie University last week. Remaining in Pittsburgh to take part in a program designed to help players adapt to life in the NFL, the Steelers rookies have been involved in a number of local community projects, as well as series of classroom sessions focusing on issues like financial management, insurance, relationships and etiquette among other topics. Concluding with the NFL's Rookie Transition Program, the players also received three days of instruction in a variety of subjects that the league has made mandatory for all teams. Player benefits and benefit resources, including their NFLPA player rights and resources, and the NFL programs that are available to them.
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