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Steelers Apparently Have Their Own OTA Drama That No One’s Talking About

The majority of OTA-related NFL headlines this spring have centered around Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and the New England Patriots.
Roethlisberger and Brown attended the first session of the spring but have missed the last handful of practices, according to NFL.com.
As for Brown, players told Kinkhabwala the All-Pro wideout doesn’t want to work with anyone other than the starting quarterback, so if Roethlisberger isn’t there, neither is he.
As with the Patriots, Roethlisberger and Brown being OTA no-shows probably won’t derail the Steelers’ season.
But the Pittsburgh duo not attending should be just as notable — if not more — than Brady and Gronkowski’s absences.
Consider this: The Steelers are implementing a new offense after firing Todd Haley in the offseason and promoted quarterbacks Randy Fichtner to offensive coordinator.
And while Roethlisberger vacations, third-round pick Mason Rudolph will get plenty of snaps.
Earlier this spring, Brown criticized Bell for not attending the start of OTAs.
“The first rule of getting better is showing up,” Brown told reporters, per NFL.com.
And I think if he shows up, make everyone understands where he wants to be, he wants to be here not just for this year but for years to come, come out here and show up.

Antonio Brown, Ben Roethlisberger
Photo via Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports Images

The majority of OTA-related NFL headlines this spring have centered around Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and the New England Patriots.

But what about Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and the Pittsburgh Steelers?

While the absence of Brady and Gronkowski from the Patriots’ optional workouts has received plenty of attention, the Steelers also are going through OTAs without two of their own top players. Roethlisberger and Brown attended the first session of the spring but have missed the last handful of practices, according to NFL.com.

Similar to Brady — who is said to be spending time with family and focusing on his personal business interests — Roethlisberger is on a family vacation, Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey told NFL Network’s Aditi Kinkhabwala. As for Brown, players told Kinkhabwala the All-Pro wideout doesn’t want to work with anyone other than the starting…

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