It took a fake punt in a Week 16 game against the Packers, but Steelers P Mat McBriar attempted -- and completed -- his first NFL pass in his 10th season.
Whch players are going to keep you ahead of the pack? Nando Di Fino has this week's picks for the Player Challenge game.
Kirwan: Julius Thomas is the first surprise of Week 1 but there will be plenty more. Some storylines to watch: How defenses dissect the read-option and how rookie coaches do against old vets.
Last season, Todd Haley replaced longtime Steelers OC Bruce Arians. Ben Roethlisberger didn't throw out the welcome mat, but that has changed.
The plan: Take Heath Miller off the PUP list before the start of the regular season, have him practice for several weeks, then decide when he will return to game action.
Steelers tight end Heath Miller is still progressing from last season's knee injury. He says there's a chance he'll be ready by Week 1.
Coach Mike Tomlin is entering his seventh season in Pittsburgh, and this may be the most important draft of his tenure. The Steelers are old and cap-strapped, and in desperate need of depth up and down the roster. The organizaton has been relatively successful in recent drafts, but were they successful enough?
The Steelers' injury woes derailed what could have been a good season.
The Steelers roster is likely to see significant changes in the offseason, so don't be surprised if WR Mike Wallace and LB James Harrison are playing for other teams next year.
Thursday was a mixed bag for Steelers TE Heath Miller. He had knee surgery that will lead to months of grueling rehab, but he also was named the Steelers' MVP.

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