Steelers will not have training camp practice/scrimmage w Buff Bills in Pittsford NY this summer as originally planned.— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) February 19, 2015
Rex Ryan gets the Bills head coaching job, and the joint practices between Buffalo and the Steelers is cancelled.
What a fun hater.
Tribune-Review reporter Gary Dulac tweeted Thursday the Steelers and Bills joint practice session, originally scheduled to be held in Pittsford, N.Y., this summer after being held in Latrobe, Pa., last year, has been cancelled.
While the reason wasn't formally announced, it's likely due to the Steelers playing in the 2015 Hall of Fame Game, meaning the Steelers perhaps don't want to add another trip during camp.
The Steelers and Bills agreed to the home-and-home series of practices leading into a preseason game between the two clubs last year. The Steelers defeated the Bills in their Preseason Week 2 game last year, Pittsburgh's first preseason win in the last two years.
Ex-Bills head coach Doug Marrone resigned his position this offseason, paving the way to Ryan's hire. Ryan was fired by the Jets, along with general manager John Idzik, at the conclusion of the 2014 season.
If it's only one year of what was expected to become an annual thing, then this is easily the lasting highlight of the event.