Talks between the Steelers and their final two unsigned draft picks - Maurkice Pouncey and Jason Worilds – are heating up and are expected to be completed before the team holds its first training camp practice on Saturday.
Rookie signings - particularly the first-round draft picks - have gone a little more slowly this year, at least in part, because of the instability in the league's CBA.
Higher draft picks normally sign longer deals than those drafted in later rounds and there's been quite a bit of haggling about those extra years.
© James Walker of ESPN.com wrote today that LaMarr Woodley will report on time for training camp Friday.
It's really not a surprise.
The Steelers don't negotiate with players who aren't in camp, so not showing up would do Woodley no good.