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Steelers 2021 Training Camp Recap, Day 17: Ben Roethlisberger’s good day dampened

The Pittsburgh Steelers are back at Training Camp, and it is time to check out what went down during the latest practice!

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It isn’t Saint Vincent College, but it hasn’t been Latrobe, PA since 2019. The Pittsburgh Steelers are taking in their 2021 Training Camp between Heinz Field and their UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on the Southside of Pittsburgh.

What went down during the latest training camp practice? That is where this article comes in. Check out all that was said, as well as photos and videos from the day’s workouts.

Here we go...

It was just a few camp recap articles ago when I wrote about how Ben Roethlisberger struggled in training camp. He threw three interceptions during team periods, and most would agree Roethlisberger’s camp has been very inconsistent.

On Tuesday Roethlisberger was having a tremendous day, but it was the second-to-last play of the practice which dampened the mood. After diving for a reception, Chase Claypool was laying on the turf being attended to by trainers.

Needless to say, after practice no one cared about Roethlisberger’s day, we’ll get to that in a second, but all concern went to the dynamic second year receiver’s health. Shortly after practice ended, reports started coming in stating Claypool’s injury wasn’t of the serious variety.

More reports, including Claypool tweeting his is okay, decreased the overall concern for the former Notre Dame product.

That wasn’t all that went down at training camp practice Tuesday. Let’s take a look at what else happened...

Big Ben dealing

As I stated above, Ben Roethlisberger very well might have had his best practice of training camp Tuesday. You might not hear about it, but just look at some of these descriptions of Roethlisberger’s throws Tuesday...

Yeah, those reports should get fans excited for the 2021 offense and Roethlisberger at the helm.

Here. We. Go.

Alert the presses!! The Steelers’ starting projected offensive line is finally together, with three practices remaining in training camp.

Order of QBs

The Steelers had a simulated game week practice, and they handled their quarterbacks accordingly. Roethlisberger gave way to Rudolph and then Haskins.

No love for Dobbs

Speaking of quarterbacks, Joshua Dobbs didn’t receive any snaps in practice Tuesday.

Kendrick Green the starting center, as if we didn’t know this already

After practice Mike Tomlin was asked if Kendrick Green was the starting center? He answered, begrudgingly.

T.J. Watt Update from Coach Buts

Defensive Coordinator Keith Butler gave fans a semi-update on T.J. Watt. Essentially, he wants on of his best defenders back on the field, but he wants him to be happy when he returns.

Punter competition heating up

Special Teams Coordinator Danny Smith gave an update on the intense punter battle going on in training camp. It’s close.

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