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Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp Open Thread: Back to the Grind Edition

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July 28, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman (33) interacts with fans on his way to the field during training camp at Saint Vincent College. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE
July 28, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman (33) interacts with fans on his way to the field during training camp at Saint Vincent College. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

The players had Monday off, and really just one full contact day left before their preseason tilt 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Heinz Field against Philadelphia.

We've run a few 53-man roster predictions even with the first roster cuts (down to 80 from 90 or so) scheduled for Aug. 28, and it really does seem to be shaping into a very competitive battle.

While the open practice is going on today, let us know who you think has a pretty good shot of coming from nowhere to make the team. There's the battle for fullback between David Johnson and Will Johnson, if that's even really a battle (methinks one of them has practice squad written all over him, despite my prediction that Will will be this preseason's fan favorite). How about the last wide receiver position? Lots of intrigue surrounds that.

First game just a notch more than two days from now. What are we hearing from practice today and how will Thursday's primetime game play out?