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Steelers 2019 Training Camp Recap: A sense of normalcy returns as the Steelers near end of camp

The Steelers were back on the gridiron for another training camp practice, and we’ve got the recap for you!

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have just a few training camp practices left, and while there are times it is still considered “football in shorts”, the team has had plenty of news coming from these workouts heading into the preseason.

Wednesday the Steelers returned to some sense of normalcy as the team continues to rebound after the loss of wide receivers coach Darryl Drake this past weekend. The weather cooperated, and the Steelers wore pads for practice for the last time during training camp.

There were some highlights from camp, so let’s get down to business from Wednesday’s workout:

2 minute drill

The Pittsburgh Steelers finished the practice with the two-minute drill, and this is always a very exciting part of any camp practice. The Steelers offense had two quarterbacks, Ben Roethlisberger and Joshua Dobbs, lead the team on one drive each. Wouldn’t you know the defense, yes the defense, actually won both of these drills.

Chris Carter of DKPittsburghSports gives the breakdown of those drills:

If you are wondering why Mason Rudolph wasn’t given a chance, according to Carter the team splits overall reps with both Dobbs and Rudolph, not necessarily in particular drills.

Finney exits early

Fans were concerned when they saw tweets like the one below from DKPittsburghSports’ Dale Lolley of B.J. Finney being carted up to the dorms from practice.

However, as it turns out, Mike Tomlin said after practice Finney left practice due to heat related issues.

Walking Wounded Update

There were plenty of Steelers who were held out of practice Wednesday, but there was also some good news as players like Maurkice Pouncey, Joe Haden and Vince Williams are nearing their return back to the practice/playing field.

Camp Darling falling behind

When the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Northern Illinois outside linebacker Sutton Smith in the 6th round of the 2019 NFL Draft, fans fell in love. A spark plug of a player who can play multiple positions, but fans haven’t seen much of him since camp started as he has been nursing in undisclosed injury.

With him likely not playing on Saturday night, Tomlin was asked if he was falling behind, and his answer was precise.

Not a good comment from a head coach when it comes to a player whose spot on the team is anything but solidified.

Seven Shots

The offense has absolutely dominated the seven shots drill throughout Training Camp, and why would anything change now? The Offense wins 4-3, and Chris Carter gives us the breakdown of what went down.

Last day in pads

As I said earlier, the Steelers will wrap up training camp on Thursday, their final open practice, and that meant Wednesday was the last padded practice of the 54th Training Camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA.