Friday night's practice at Latrobe Stadium was highlighted by a second round on backs/tight ends on backers drill.
David Johnson and Barron Batch were the clear stars for the offense - with Johnson drawing praise after practice from head coach Mike Tomlin.
Batch didn't win his matchups as decisively as Johnson, but after a poor showing the first time the Steelers did these drills, he showed some real toughness and a willingness to finish blocks.
Isaac Redman has a groin injury and did not take part, joining LaMarr Woodley, James Harrison and Jason Worilds on the sidelines for this one.
Heath Miller also did not take part.
Defensively, Lawrence Timmons still brings the noise in this drill.
@ Ben Roethlisberger was held out tonight, as was Brett Keisel. Both were just given the night off.
@ Talked to Joey Porter during practice. He said his wife really likes Pittsburgh and has him looking for a house back here.
Porter would also like to get into coaching.
@ Cam Heyward and rookie Mike Adams had some Ohio State on Ohio State violence after Adams pancaked Heyward in a team drill.
Heyward apparently took offense to Adams going for the kill shot and the two squared off and started swinging.
Willie Colon stepped in to break it up, but then also started swinging at Heyward.
@ Speaking of Colon, he got rolled up in a team drill - right before the fight - after Ramon Foster tossed someone into the back of his leg, tweaking his ankle.
It was a scary moment for Colon, who is coming off an Achilles' injury.
He went a few more plays, then shut things down.
Foster moved over to left guard and rookie David DeCastro took over at right guard.