It was a busy day in Latrobe as the Steelers reported to training camp at Saint Vincent College.
Here are some quick hits about what I learned today:
© As I stated after the Flozell Adams signing, he will move in at right tackle with Trai Essex at right guard and Max Starks staying at left tackle.
The Steelers don't want to tear their entire line up unless they have to.
© Starks took some no-so-veiled shots at Adams being somebody who could contribute to the team "if he was in shape" and of the right mindset.
It sounds to me like Starks doesn't want a veteran coming in and trying to upset the applecart by doing things his own way.
The offensive line is a tight group and they expect Adams to adapt to them, not the other way around.
© Hines Ward said the hamstring injury that kept him out most of the offseason is healed up and he's ready to go.
Ward also said he's much lighter than he has been in recent years.
© Maurkice Pouncey signed his deal with the team, but not in time to do the team's run test. He'll do that at 6 a.m. Saturday. I don't think I'll be up to watch it.
© Casey Hampton looks lighter than he has in several seasons.
The defense is talking like it has a bit of a chip on its shoulder. That could be a good thing as these guys are motivated to make an attempt at showing last season was a fluke.
© Ben Roethlisberger barely spoke to the media today, but he was awfully polite trying to move through the crowds gathered around him.
Roethlisberger did say that he's happy to be back on the football field and hopes to put the offseason behind him.
© There were no casualties in the run test. Then again, many of the veterans, or over 30 guys, as Mike Tomlin called them, did not have to run.
© Troy Polamalu looked good running. We'll see if that holds up.