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.
Steelers free safety Sean Davis said he did team drills at OTAs for the first time this spring. He didn't suit up the first two weeks because of stiffness. "Nothing major. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't putting my body at harm."— Joe Rutter (@tribjoerutter) June 4, 2019
Check out the video of Davis answering questions from the media following the team’s 8th OTA session:
Steelers safety Sean Davis, a free agent in 2020, wants to stay with the franchise but is focused more on this season's production: "I try to let my play speak for itself." pic.twitter.com/YH57NO6O3C— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) June 4, 2019
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.
Stephon Tuitt worked individual drills for the first time at OTAs. His buddies on the DL provided the critiques. pic.twitter.com/xanE24rmlb— Mike Prisuta (@DVEMike) June 4, 2019
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.
Ramon Foster on four preseason games: “I’m not opposed at all. I think taking away two and adding two in the regular season, you’re going to get trashy football, probably, in the beginning.” pic.twitter.com/CsLvKr6DQU— Mike Prisuta (@DVEMike) June 4, 2019
- 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.
Steelers hire William Gay as a coaching intern. He’s working with the receivers.— Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly) June 4, 2019
The @Steelers have hired southcity22 and David Johnson as coaching interns for 2019. @dabody52 explains why his former teammates are a prefect fit! @ UPMC Sports Performance Complex https://t.co/fmwAhm6Pdt— Missi Matthews (@missi_matthews) June 4, 2019
RBs working on “distinctive cuts” and finishing with a bang. pic.twitter.com/o1HzoKFwuc— Mike Prisuta (@DVEMike) June 4, 2019
Ben Roethlisberger with the quick pass to Ryan Switzer during the Steelers’ eighth OTA session. pic.twitter.com/p5Awn27cih— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) June 4, 2019