Roethlisberger checking off list at OTAs ☕


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Ben Roethlisberger offers some feedback on a play during OTA sessions -- MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

As they head into the final week of their OTAs, the Steelers seem to have seemingly accomplished everything they set out to do.

Put the Antonio Brown saga in their rearview mirror? Check.

Acclimate rookie Devin Bush into the defense? Check.

Re-establish a firm leadership from within? Check.

The Steelers have been all business this offseason, something that has been punctuated by this OTA process. Attendance has been very good and the work has been crisp.

More importantly, unlike last year, when both Jerald Hawkins and tight end Jake McGee went down with what would be season-ending injuries, the Steelers have avoided anything of that magnitude.

Sure, guys have been missing from practice here and there, but the issues have been minor.

Perhaps the biggest thing has been Ben Roethlisberger's full engagement in the process. Roethlisberger attended only the initial OTA last year and then spent the rest of the process with his family, something that had long-lasting, unintended consequences.

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