Steelers 2022 training camp recap, Day 1: WRs Rookie Show

The Pittsburgh Steelers are back at St. Vincent College for the first time since 2019, and fans have descended on La Trobe, Pennsylvania hoping to catch a glimpse of the 2022 squad.

What happened during the last training camp exercises? This is where this article comes in. Check out all that was said, plus photos and videos from the daily workouts.

here we are…

The Pittsburgh Steelers have plenty of question tags across the menu, and the coaching staff will take every practice and preseason game to find a way to get answers to these questions. There have been a lot of storylines coming out of Wednesday’s practice, and we highlight some of them below:

Battle of Olin

Most assume that the offensive line will have very few fights, but one that might be one to watch is in the left guard. Kendrick Green has become a resilient player both in goalkeeper and center, and is now pressing Kevin Dotson to appear in a big way in his third year. At least on day one, the two 50-50-year-olds were figurative and literal.

First team attack

It’s day one, but of course people want to know who was taking shots for the first team during training.

1 defense team

Just like the offense, here’s who was starting on the defensive side of football.

Minka is still working

It was announced on Tuesday how Minkah Fitzpatrick will start camp on the NFI (Non-Football Injury) list with a wrist injury. This does not mean that Fitzpatrick is sitting in the dorms in St. Vincent and snacking. Here he works on his grips with one hand.

Pickens shows out

George Pickens isn’t the most outfield player on the team, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t make a big showing at his rookie training camp. During the first workout, it was Pickens who paid a lot of attention to his body control and great playing ability.

Just take a look at what the reporters had to say about the Steelers’ second-round draft…

It’s only a day away, but it’s okay to get excited about Pickens and how he can influence the offense, even if he’s a novice.

Diontae Hold In?

Deontay Johnson was in the camp, although he wanted a new contract, but he did not participate in the team’s training. Is that another hold, like last year’s TJ Watt and Minkah Fitzpatrick during the OTAs and this junior camp out of season? Mike Tomlin admitted the situation after the rehearsal, but it will be something to watch as camp progresses.

Sign of things to come for Mitch?

When the Steelers drafted Pete producer Kenny Pickett in the first round, Mitch Trubesky had to know he had an uphill battle ahead. No, not in his ability to play in 2022, but especially from the fan base if he’s struggling. Well, he didn’t get off to the best start, and you can already start hearing fans call out Beckett.

As ESPN’s Brooke Pryor said, “And so it begins…”

QB Update

Speaking of quarterbacks, here’s a breakdown of what they did during the third games, and the fact that Chris Oldcon was more of a spectator during team practice than he was the NFL quarterback.


While George Pickens grabbed everyone’s attention a lot during camp, so did Calvin Austin III. It was Austin who took a wide receiver screen passing 61 yards to land. Yes, it is fast.

Mike Tomlin press conference



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