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Steelers Rookies Struggle To Adjust To NFL

It’s been a tough camp so far for Steelers rookies. On top of Jonathan Dwyer’s rough first week, Gerry Dulac writes that Jason Worilds and Thaddeus Gibson are having a tough time, too:

The coaches aren’t getting much of a look at two rookies brought in to help improve depth at outside linebacker. Jason Worilds aggravated his hamstring in his first practice back after a week-long absence. Thaddeus Gibson has been able to practice but is trying to learn the defense after missing all of spring practices because classes were not finished at Ohio State. Worilds has taken part in only two full practices in camp, but he did participate on a limited basis in the afternoon session. The coaches do want to make sure his hamstring is fully healed so they can get a better look at him in preseason games.

Pat Kirwan also writes that Worilds is trying to adjust to the talent level of the offensive linemen he’s up against. Kirwan has good things to say, however, about first-rounder Maurkice Pouncey, who has “has impressed the coaches with his ability to bounce back from bad plays,” and third-rounder Emmanuel Sanders, who has run routes well so far.

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