Tomlin did pull Blount aside after the incident. Then, after the drill was over, he gathered the linebackers to speak to them.
Earlier this week, general manager Kevin Colbert officially mentioned four players the team would like to work out new deals with before they become free agents at the end of the season: Jason Worilds, Marcus Gilbert, Cortez Allen and Shaun Suisham.
Strike Suisham from that list.
He signed an extension through 2018.
Suisham said his agent and the Steelers had been in talks for the past three days, so we can assume the Steelers also likely contacted the other three guys as well.
But of those, Suisham's deal was probably the easiest to complete. After all, he's missed just five kicks in the past two seasons and his career success percentage of 87.2 is the highest in team history.
Has he missed some big kicks? Sure. Two misses each against Oakland in 2013 and Cincinnati in 2012, could be pointed at as reasons the team didn't make the playoffs.
But he also had four game-winners in the past two seasons as well.
@ Of the other three potential free agents the Steelers hope to extend, I would say that Marcus Gilbert might be the next easiest signing.
He's been a starter for the past couple of seasons, so he has a good idea of where he stands in the pecking order and the Steelers have a good idea of what they might want to pay him.
So unless he's expecting crazy money - and who knows, that could be the case - that one shouldn't be a drawn-out process.
The cases for Worilds and Allen are a little more difficult because neither has a full season of starting experience.
Add to that for Worilds the fact he's playing for $9.75 million and he might not have a lot of incentive to sign a long-term deal until after this season.
The same could be said of Allen, who could wait until the end of the season, when he would have more leverage since the Steelers probably won't want both of their starting corners hitting the open market.
@ NFL officials went over the new rules changes and points of emphasis with the team and media today.
Rolling into a block will no longer be tolerated. Cut blocking will still be OK, as long as you are in front of or to the direct side of a player, but you can't roll in any fashion.
Also, the clock will no longer stop on sacks outside of two minutes.
The thing fans will likely talk about the most involves replay, with two officials in New York watching every game and conversing with the referee once he puts his head under the hood.
They won't be making the call directly, but will be there to serve as an extra set of eyes and for rules interpretation.
The league is stressing that it will not accept any abusive language on the field this season. That includes threatening language or racial slurs or sexual taunts.
A point of emphasis will be made to ensure that defenders don't make illegal contact outside of five yards from the line of scrimmage. Officials will also be watching closely for illegal contact and offensive pass interference.
They will also pay attention to offensive players on bubble screens. Blocks are not permitted outside of one yard from the line of scrimmage.
Those were, of course, points of emphasis in previous seasons, but it was explained Friday that the five-yard zone for defenders had increased to seven or eight yards, and offensive players were getting away with blocking outside of one yard from the line of scrimmage.
@ All fighting aside, Vince Williams is having a really good camp. His problem, however, is that the NFL today is about speed and coverage ability.
Williams is solid against the run. But that's not today's NFL.