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Steelers OTA Recap, Day 8: Two starting defenders return to work after time off

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

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The Pittsburgh Steelers did have a seventh session for Organized Team Activities (OTAs), but it was held at Top Golf near Pittsburgh. This is common place for Mike Tomlin during the final week of OTAs when the team has four sessions instead of three.

After some awful golf swings were seen, it was back to work for the black-and-gold and two familiar faces joined their teammates for the first time this offseason. First was starting safety Sean Davis who had missed all of OTAs, but was present, due to an undisclosed injury.

Per Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Davis claimed he didn’t practice due to “stiffness”, and was held out for precautionary reasons.

Check out the video of Davis answering questions from the media following the team’s 8th OTA session:

Davis wasn’t the only player who came back to take part in both team and individual workouts. Stephon Tuitt returned after getting married, and what some called a “tweaked” hamstring early in the workouts. Upon his return Tuitt participated in individual drills and took some harassment from his teammates in the process.

Tuitt talked to media after the workout, how he can improve in 2019 and much more. Check out the video below:

Time to get to some other news nuggets for you to digest from OTA workout No. 8:

  • Ramon Foster says no to less preseason games

Earlier this week NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell hinted at shortening the preseason and adding two regular season games. With the current Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) ready to expire, Foster suggested making such a move would create a bad product for the fans, especially early in the season.

  • Some familiar faces return

The Pittsburgh Steelers welcomed both William Gay and David Johnson back in the fold as coaching interns, but shockingly Gay wasn’t working with the defensive backs. No, he was working with the wide receivers.