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Steelers OTA Recap, Day 6: Several veterans take day off, except Cameron Heyward

Time to check in on what went down at the UPMC Practice Facility for Organized Team Activities.

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This seems like a good time to remind everyone reading this who roots for the Pittsburgh Steelers to remember that Organized Team Activities (OTAs) are completely voluntary. If a player is under contract, they do not have to show up and practice. In other words, if a player takes a day off, the team cannot fine them any amount of money considering the workouts are not mandatory.

With that said, several veterans, including Ben Roethlisberger (as seen in the image below), took the final day of Week 2 of OTAs off. But there is one veteran who just can’t stay away, and that would defensive captain Cameron Heyward.

According to Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network, Heyward just can’t stay away. If he does, he says he feels, “clumsy, or out of sorts.”

Heyward sets a tremendous example for the younger players on the team’s roster, and is a breathe of fresh air for the team after the 2018 chaos and drama.

  • Mason Rudolph speaks

There is a lot of news surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers’ second year quarterback, and his approach to this 2019 season couldn’t be more perfect.

  • The Kicker Whisperer

According to Aditi Kinkhabwala, of the NFL Network. Shaun Suisham was seen at Steelers OTAs talking to Chris Boswell. Suisham was brought into Steelers practices last year to work with the struggling kicker, and it seems as if Suisham is continuing his support of the troubled kicker.

News and notes from OTAs: