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Joe Haden and Marcus Allen reflect on Steelers OTAs, helping young players and Tom Bradley

The Steelers’ defensive secondary has undergone some turnover, and two members of this unit talk about the changes, as well as expectations.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers’ secondary will certainly have a new look to is in 2018. Gone are Mike Mitchell, Robert Golden and William Gay, and in their place are a slew of young athletes brimming with potential.

While fans don’t know the Steelers’ exact plans for players like Sean Davis, Terrell Edmunds, Marcus Allen and Cameron Sutton, there is a good chance they will have a ton of options in the back half of the defense when it comes to the utilization of defensive packages and alignment.

The one player in the defensive secondary who is labeled as a true veteran would be Joe Haden. Haden, who was a first round draft pick by the Cleveland Browns in the 2010 NFL Draft, recently spoke with media regarding his thoughts on the young players on the team, the new secondary coach Tom Bradley and expectations for the defense as a whole.

Check out Haden’s interview below:

Speaking of those young, athletic and talented safeties on the team’s roster, Marcus Allen would certainly make the list. While fans have a decent idea what will be happening with Terrell Edmunds, Allen’s skill set is different. He is a downhill player who loves to play in the box and attack ball carriers. Outside of special teams, what will the Steelers do with him?

Only Keith Butler and Tom Bradley know for sure, but Allen is excited to contribute anyway possible — including on special teams. He was the recipient of the Player Spotlight for the Steelers official website, and you can hear him talk about being around the veterans, his new secondary coach and of course his expectations heading into the season.

Remember to keep it glued to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the black-and-gold as they wrap up OTAs and minicamp before going head-first into training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA.