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Steelers News: Art Rooney II disappointed the Steelers will not be in Latrobe for training camp

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It has been a one-of-a-kind offseason for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2020. Unable to attend most player pro days and participating in the NFL’s first virtual draft, the Steelers keep pushing forward toward a return to football activities. Just because the Steelers are unable to hold their typical OTA’s doesn’t mean we stop providing you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over throughout the offseason!

Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at the Steelers having stay in Pittsburgh for training camp this season.

Let’s get to the news:

  • Training camp will not be in Latrobe this season, but the Steelers plan to return in 2021

Art Rooney ‘disappointed’ Steelers won’t go to Saint Vincent for training camp

By: Joe Rutter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Pittsburgh Steelers president and owner Art Rooney II expressed his disappointment Wednesday that training camp will not be held this year at Saint Vincent in Unity.

The NFL informed teams Tuesday that training camps must be conducted at team practice facilities, which meant a change of plans for the 10 teams that took players to remote locations, including the Steelers.

The change was made out of concern for the coronavirus pandemic. The Steelers will conduct training camp this year at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on the South Side, where they train during the regular season.

“We are disappointed for our fans and the city of Latrobe that we will not be able to hold our annual training camp at Saint Vincent College in 2020,” Rooney said in a statement, “but we are adhering to the policies and guidelines set forth from the NFL for teams that travel from their facilities each year. We look forward to returning to training camp at Saint Vincent College in 2021.”

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  • Looking at the Steelers home opener in 2020

Steelers 2020 Breakdown: Week 2, Broncos

By: Jeff Hartman, DK Pittsburgh Sports

The Steelers make their triumphant return to Heinz Field in Week 2 when they host the AFC West Broncos. After traveling to East Rutherford, N.J., in Week 1 to play second-year quarterback Daniel Jones and the Giants, they now have to face second-year quarterback Drew Lock.

Unlike Jones, Lock played in just five games in 2019, but before we get ahead of ourselves, time to take a look back at the history between the two teams.

MATCHUP

Opponent: Broncos
2019 Record: 7-9
Overall History (W/L): 20-11-1 for Broncos
Last 4 Games: 3-1, for Broncos
Opening Line: Steelers (-5)
Date: Sunday, Sept. 20
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Pittsburgh

FREE-AGENT LOSSES

DE Derek Wolfe
CB Chris Harris
DB Will Parks
OL Connor McGovern
LS Casey Kreiter
OG Ron Leary

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  • James Conner discusses the recent workout pictures shared on social media

Quarantine workouts have Steelers’ James Conner primed for pivotal season

By: Brooke Pryor, ESPN

When Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner flexed for the camera, the muscles in his back inflated and seemed to pop off his body.

The images took the internet by storm a week ago.

Asked about it on Tuesday, Conner laughed.

“Nah man, it’s just the angle — I ain’t been working out,” he said sarcastically.

“But no, honestly, a lot of people comment on it and say I’m going to be stiff or all this. I’m a professional. I know how to work out. I think it starts with genetics, but I’ve also been putting a lot of work into the weight room. It was the way I flexed it. It was nothing. A lot of people look like that.”

Flex or not, angle or not, few people look like that.

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