The Pittsburgh Steelers started their first official day of offseason team activities on Tuesday. With the workouts being volunteer, and the NFLPA encouraging players to not participate, exactly who and how many players showing up for the Steelers remains to be seen.
With limited access to information during these workouts, we here at Behind The Steel Curtain are doing our best to compile the information into one spot as to what is going on at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex as the Steelers have the chance to get their 2021 team together for the first time. Below is a compilation of information from various Steelers beat reporters who have limited attendance during the workouts. Information will come in chronological order from top to bottom to the best of our ability.
Steelers had about 75 percent of their roster at the first day of on-field OTA work.— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) May 25, 2021
Per media policy, I can’t reveal specifics of who was and wasn’t here, but here’s a video of some quarterbacks throwing the ball. pic.twitter.com/Hz0iSD6OXQ
And, here’s a look at who was here among the wide receivers group. pic.twitter.com/DS2PZVTRb9— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) May 25, 2021
Cam Heyward says guys are going to come in and out during OTAs and expects "100 percent participation" at mandatory minicamp in a few weeks.— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) May 25, 2021
The #Steelers first OTA just wrapped up.— Missi Matthews (@missi_matthews) May 25, 2021
Cam Heyward said the players and organization had several "open and honest" conversations about how to handle the voluntary offseason workouts. He added, players didn't want to have a lot of contact at first and do gradual ramp up.
Najee Harris leads the running backs through drills pic.twitter.com/AjL2nwCCK2— Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly) May 25, 2021
Rothlisberger talking it over with Matt Canada pic.twitter.com/of74T5CF7H— Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly) May 25, 2021
We are not allowed to report specific names of who did and did not show up to OTAs. Feel free, though, to parse through the video of the stretch like it’s the Zapruder film and see for yourself. pic.twitter.com/3LtiafUKne— Joe Rutter (@tribjoerutter) May 25, 2021
Ben Roethlisberger is 39 years old. He gave $5M in guaranteed salary back to his cash-strapped team. He’s spent months listening to people debate whether his team is better w/ or w/out him. And here he is, on the first day of VOLUNTARY football-in-shorts season. https://t.co/DoIhlcHT9Q— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) May 25, 2021
Quarterbacks get some individual work in during first day of Steelers OTA’s. pic.twitter.com/kC71RgcNxO— Joe Rutter (@tribjoerutter) May 25, 2021
Najee Harris led off individual RB drills at OTAs today pic.twitter.com/24zbYVhsCN— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) May 25, 2021