Steelers 2022 training camp updates after first practice

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The Pittsburgh Steleers first team workout of training camp is in the books. Here are the big takeaways and updates from that first practice. Be sure to keep checking back as we keep you updated on everything happens with the Steelers leading up to the start of the season.

Rookie receivers shine

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The absence of Diontae Johnson in team work is giving extra opportunities for rookies George Pickens and Calvin Austin III. Both players took advantage of that on Wednesday with Pickens making some crazy athletic grabs and Austin showing off his elite speed.

Diontae Johnson sits out

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Johnson spent his time on the sidelines while the team worked which is a sight everyone should get used to for the foreseeable future. The team is ok with this but no good can come of this from a team standpoint.

Team taking it slow with Larry Ogunjobi

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Head coach Mike Tomlin noted that the team is taking its time with new defenisve tackle Larry Ogunjobi after undergoing foot surgery in the offseason. The team is also bring patient as they learn more about where he fits in the defense.

Injury update

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Tomlin reported that safety Miiles Killebrew suffered a pec injury and would be monitored. linebacker T.D. Moultry missed some time with cramps as well. Safety Minkah Fitzpatrick remains on the NFI list and defensive end Tyson Alualu remains on the PUP list.

Quarterbacks as expected

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The Steelers trotted out their potential starting quarterbacks on Wednesday and things went as expected. If anyone was hoping for huge fireworks during the first practice you were disappointed but all three guys made some good throws and some bad ones.

Young guys getting important reps

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The absences of safety Minkah Fitzpatrick and defensive end Tyson Alualu gave young players opportunities with the defense. Knowing Alualu and Fitzpatrick will be fine, it can only be a good thing that players like Damontae Kazee and DeMarvin Leal an extended opportunity to impress.

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