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Steelers 2019 Training Camp Recap: Friday Night Lights means the return of ‘backs on backers’

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 had over a week of training camp practices under their belt now, and while there are times it is still considered “football in shorts”, the team has had plenty of news coming from these workouts.

Friday night saw the team heading over to Latrobe High School field for their annual Friday Night Lights practice. What does this always mean? Try the return of the ‘backs on backers’ drill, which is always a fan favorite.

How did it go? Well, let former Behind the Steel Curtain staff writer and friend of the site, Chris Carter, now of, tell you:

Lets get to the other news from Training Camp...

Seven Shots

For those keeping score at home, the Steelers won their 7 Shots period, again. Ben Roethlisberger was given the day off, and won 4-3. Here is a breakdown of how it went down,

Backup QB Update

With Roethlisberger given the day off, it was a chance to get a closer look at Mason Rudolph, Delvin Hodges and Joshua Dobbs. There was some good, and some bad.

Walking wounded update

For an update on those who were given the day off, as well as those who missed practice due to injury. The Steelers continue to give players time to heal before inserting them into the lineup. This early in the process it is never a bad thing to do.

Here we go again...

Is it just me, or does every training camp practice have a play being made by Devin Bush in coverage? This isn’t a bad thing, in fact it is a tremendous thing, but goodness this young man is making a name for himself early in the process. If you think he won’t be starting Week 1, you might be reading different reports than I am.