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Three potential pitfalls facing the Steelers entering the 2017 preseason

July 14th, 2017 at 9:48 AM
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Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The 2017 offseason has been one of the quieter ones for the Steelers. When Artie Burns being arrested for what ultimately stems back to â?? gasp! â?? unpaid parking tickets is the biggest news for the team between February and July, it’s generally a good thing. Except for us writers, of course, but I digress.

Still, that doesn’t mean there aren’t potential pitfalls perilously perched in wait to strike. The return of Martavis Bryant, as well as the addition of players like rookies J.J. Watt, JuJu Smith-Schuster and Cameron Sutton, have a way of bolstering already high expectations, so it’s important to temper them a bit by accepting that the Steelers are no less prone to problems and distractions arising during the season than any other team.

Injuries

For several years, the stories out of off-season workouts have centered around injuries — and we haven’t even reached the first contact drills in practice in 2017. Past history indicates that at least one player who was being counted on for a significant role will end up hurt before the season begins. Sean Spence, Senquez GolsonSenquez Golson again…

The Steelers’ …

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Tags: Adamantium, Alejandro Villanueva, Ben Roethlisberger, Cameron Heyward, Cameron Sutton, Chris Boswell, Eli Rogers, franchise tag, J.J. Watt, Jaguars, James Harrison, Jordan Berry, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Martavis Bryant, Ross Cockrell, Sean Spence, Senquez Golson, STEELERS, Stephon Tuitt, Vikings

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