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O-R Sports reporter Dale Lolley gets you the insider scoop on the NFL.

After hobnobbing around the NFL in the press boxes and sidelines, sports reporter Dale Lolley will let you know the insider scoop. Dale can also be heard on the Steelers radio network pre-game show prior to every game. Follow him on Twitter at dlolleyor.

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May 2017

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Taking a look the first week of Steelers OTAs

The Steelers just wrapped up their first week of three OTA sessions before they roll into minicamp.

The biggest story thus far has obviously been the return of Martavis Bryant. He looks great.

But there are some other promising things to note, as well.

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May 2017

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Bryant, Roethlisberger have plenty to prove

When Martavis Bryant returned from a four-game suspension for violation of the substance abuse policy in 2015, he said some of the right things. But he also was standoffish regarding some of the questioning at that time.

He looked nervous answering questions from the media in 2015. His body language - in retrospect - told the real story.

Bryant wasn’t ready, at that time, to admit he had a problem.

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May 2017

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Steelers missed on Green, but that happens on the FA used car lot

No sooner had the Steelers released tight end Ladarius Green Thursday over a failed physical than the critics started sniping.

Worst free agent signing ever, they said. At what point does Art Rooney II blame Kevin Colbert for this and the Brandon Boykin trade, another chimed in. Blame the doctors, another said.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but the Steelers won the AFC North and advanced to the AFC Championship last season. Or did I dream that?

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May 2017

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Little things can be gleaned from rookie minicamp

Rookie minicamp has wrapped up without a ton of fanfare. And that’s probably justified.

As Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Saturday, the speed of the game hasn’t showed up for these young guys just yet. That will happen in another week when the Steelers resume their OTAs.

That does not mean, however, that there aren’t some things to be gleaned out of this latest session of football in shorts.

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