A quick daily look at what’s happening around Steelers Nation…
– Non-Steelers related: Sam Bradford agreed to terms with the St. Louis Rams late Friday night, and it’s a whopper of a contract. It’s going to pay him a guaranteed — and unthinkable — $50 million. Meanwhile, Eric Berry, the No. 5 overall pick in the draft, became the highest-paid safety in NFL history thanks to the deal he signed with the Chiefs. Yup. There’s nothing wrong with that system.
– Ed Bouchette had the big score on the first day of camp, getting a one-on-one with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. On what to expect from fans on Saturday: “Driving up here today I was talking to my dad, and for the first time it hit me about what is about to happen and – who knows? I got scared. I really did.” [Post-Gazette]
– To make room for Maurkice Pouncey, Jason Worilds and Flozell Adams the Steelers released linebackers Lindsey Witten and Johnny Williams, as well as long-snapper Matt Stewart. [Steelers Depot]
– Head coach Mike Tomlin seems to be pleased with the conditioning of his team following the annual run test. Also included is a note that the entire team will be heading to Canton, Ohio on August 7 for Dick LeBeau’s Hall of Fame induction. I really do believe LeBeau is the most respected person in the entire organization. [Steelers.com]
And for your random YouTube of the day: This is a long one, but it’s a good one. The Steelers defeating the San Francisco 49ers during the 1984 season in what proved to be the Niners only loss of the season.