The countdown to training camp has officially begun as the Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their minicamp with a short practice on Thursday. It concluded an important offseason in which the team is undergoing a transition with the loss of several key veterans and implementing a new offense.
The best news of minicamp was that there were no major injuries meaning that the Steelers will be heading into training camp at Saint Vincent College relatively healthy.
Beyond this, there were no major news stories and that is a good thing.
Of interest to many is how the rookies have progressed, but in reality there is no sense paying attention to minicamp phenoms as no one is wearing any pads. It is more important at this point of the year that the rookies are picking up the mental side of the game.
That does not mean that minicamp has concluded without any newsworthy items. Here are five things we learned from minicamp.