The Steelers opened their first practice with Chris Scott at RT, Kyle Jolly at LT and Keith Williams at LG in their first-team offense.
Keenan Lewis was running with the first team defense in place of Ike Taylor.
Veterans who signed free agent deals - or who signed their restricted offer sheets - aren't allowed to practice until Aug. 4.
© Troy Polamalu said he still isn't 100 percent recovered from his Achilles' tendon injury, but he's getting close.
He has a month to go before games begin and Polamalu is shooting for 100 percent by then.
© First-round pick Cameron Heyward missed the first 15 minutes of practice in the afternoon after signing his contract.
Then the practice was shortened by rain. Talk about timing.
© Curtis Brown has also signed, giving the Steelers all seven draft picks under contract.
© Ben Roethlisberger said there are no hard feelings between he and James Harrison.
Harrison said he should not have said what he did about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
Hines Ward said he learned a valuable lesson.
Rashard Mendenhall said very little despite being given an opportunity to do so – though Mike Tomlin did yell over to the running back when he was cornered by reporters, "Sucks to be you Rashard."
© Don't expect any disciplinary action from the NFL for Ward, Harrison or Mendenhall.