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Alex Highsmith has high praise for his Steelers teammates

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The rookie joined the Steelers defensive line for workouts ahead of camp.

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Steelers rookie Alex Highsmith kicked off 2020 training camp with a zoom meeting with Steelers reporter Missi Matthews along with other Pittsburgh media.

One item in particular was Highsmith discussing training recently with some of his teammates. Highsmith showed several workouts with other Steelers on his twitter account, including Cameron Heyward, Stephon Tuitt, Tyson Alualu and Henry Mondeaux.

But that wasn’t all. Alex Highsmith had thoughts on joining the Steelers to play with, and learn from Steelers edge rushers T.J. Watt and Bud Dupree according to Matthews.

“They’re both great. I’m truly blessed to be able to learn from two of the best in the league. i really believe they’re the best pass rushing duo.”

Alex Highsmith joins a Steelers outside linebacker room that has only three players that have logged snaps on the Steelers defense, with Olasunkanmi Adeniyi the only non-starter to have seen game action. Adeniyi only has 71 defensive snaps in his two years on the team, so behind starters T.J. Watt and Bud Dupree there isn’t much experience.

Highsmith has an opportunity to earn a role as a rotational player right away on a Steelers defense that looks to be one of the league’s best. It is good to hear that he is already putting in work to try and make the most of that opportunity.

Other quotes from the interview can be seen below.

Highlights from ESPN’s Brooke Pryor:

Highlights from Steelers.com‘s Teresa Varley: