Pitt’s Tre Tipton and Chase Pine, Kevin Greene’s son amongst tryouts at Steelers rookie camp

Kenny Pickett isn’t the one former Pitt participant collaborating in Pittsburgh Steelers rookie minicamp this weekend.

Linebacker Chase Pine and receiver Tre Tipton additionally had been among the many 51 gamers on the sphere on the UPMC Rooney Sports activities Complicated for the primary day of camp Friday.

The identities of 17 of these gamers had been identified for 2 weeks – the group’s seven draft picks and 10 undrafted free brokers it signed within the hours after the draft ended April 30. Becoming a member of them had been six first-year gamers, 5 of whom spent a lot of final season on the Steelers’ apply squad.

Additionally invited had been 28 rookies on tryouts. All are rookies. Historically, the overwhelming majority may have their affiliation with the group finish inside days (rookie minicamp runs Friday by Sunday) – however the Steelers sometimes discover 2-3 gamers among the many tryouts who they may signal and invite to coaching camp. On uncommon events, some ultimately make an lively roster (suppose, Devlin “Duck” Hodges three years in the past).

Like most years, this 12 months’s tryout crop consists of a number of with native ties. Former Duquesne defensive again Leandro Debrito and former Robert Morris defensive again Tavin Harville had been invited.

An Apollo-Ridge Excessive College alumnus, Tipton performed in components of six seasons throughout an injury-riddled profession at Pitt. Pine began 11 video games over his time with the Panthers (2016-2021) that included a redshirt 12 months, too.

One other participant of observe in on a tryout is linebacker Gavin Greene. The previous participant at Mississippi School is the son of the late Professional Soccer Corridor of Famer and Steelers All-Professional linebacker Kevin Greene.

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Chris Adamski is a Tribune-Assessment workers author. You may contact Chris by e mail at cadamski@triblive.com or through Twitter .

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