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Steelers News: The physicality of the Pittsburgh Steelers drew Steven Nelson in as a FA

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With all of the Steelers’ 2019 offseason workouts in the rear view mirror, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ fan base has to suffer through the dog days of summer until the boys of fall return to the gridon. In the meantime, don’t think the news surrounding the black-and-gold is over. As the team disperses for the summer, we continue to provide you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over until training camp!

Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at what drew free agent cornerback Steven Nelson to the Pittsburgh Steelers when he had opportunities to play elsewhere.

Let’s get to the news:

  • When an NFL players hits the free agent market, it has to be exciting. The opportunity to start fresh and select the team you play for, unlike playing for who drafts you out of college. For Steven Nelson, he chose the Steelers due to one thing — physicality.

Nelson likes Steelers physical style

By: Teresa Varley, Steelers.com

Who is your football mentor or inspiration?

I would have to say Eric Berry. I played with him for a couple of years. Everything he has been through, the adversity and stuff. It’s an inspiration. He is a good guy to learn from.

What motivates you?

Where I came from, it’s not much. Family support. Also my kids, my family.

When did you start to dream about playing in the NFL?

When I got to college. I felt like I was talented enough to play.

Why do you play football?

Just because I love the sport. I have been playing since I was five. I could have played baseball or something else. But I fell in love with football.

When you hear Steelers football, what do you think?

Physical. Physical football. I think great fan base. Great camaraderie, atmosphere and history.

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  • With less than 3 weeks until the Steelers report to training camp, the team is already starting their move to Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA.

Ready to make the move

By: Teresa Varley, Steelers.com

It might seem like a nightmare, but the Steelers have it down to a science, and that is in large part thanks to Recker Transfer, the company that hauls all of the equipment.

“The logistics are absolutely like a symphony orchestra,” said Giemont. “You move a great deal of equipment from the South Side facility to Saint Vincent and Recker has done a tremendous job, because they have moved this football team for as long as I think anyone can even realize. It’s a tremendous undertaking, it really is, but one that is a well-oiled machine here at the Pittsburgh Steelers and it gets done every year.

“In the weight room you move a tremendous amount of weight, I mean just solid sheer weight to take up to the weight room facility at Saint Vincent and drop it off. I am not going to kid you, I am really, really, really, really, really happy when that move is done. It takes about two days for the body to not be sore any longer. Then moving it back to Pittsburgh, because I am up at camp running the practice that falls on Marcel. Marcel gets the pleasure of moving it back here, back to our facility. It is a tremendous undertaking.”

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  • It was good to hear former Steelers QB Charlie Batch is back to health after spending a few days in the hospital due to an infection/dehydration.

After health scare, Charlie Batch announces he’s close to 100%

By: Greg Macafee, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

After suffering a bacterial infection, last week former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch announced that he is as close to being back to 100% as he can be.

n the post, that was posted on his LinkedIn and Twitter account Wednesday evening, Batch thanked everyone who had sent him well wishes and prayers while he struggled with the illness. He added that he would not wish what he went through on anyone. He concluded the post by saying that he would be relaxing throughout the holiday and would resume normal activities on Monday. He also wished his followers a Happy Fourth of July, and reminded everyone to hydrate.

Last week, after traveling to Mexico City for youth football camps and then to Slippery Rock University and St. Vincent’s College, Batch posted to his LinkedIn page that he had been admitted into the hospital after suffering from a bacterial infection (possibly E. coli) and severe dehydration.

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