Being as new Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier went to Ohio State, several of you have expressed concern that he might miss the OTA sessions and mandatory mini camp due to the school’s calendar. You will be happy to know that is no longer a problem.
Previously, Ohio State products, tackle Mike Adams, defensive end Cameron Heyward and linebacker Thaddeus Gibson all missed valuable offseason practice time after being drafted by the Steelers because the school was on the quarters system. However, as of last June, Ohio State moved to a traditional semester calendar, so that means Shazier should be able to attend all of the offseason OTA practices in addition to the mandatory mini camp.
First up for Shazier though will be the Steelers rookie mini camp and that gets underway next weekend. After that, The Steelers will begin their OTAs on Tuesday, May 27 – the day after Memorial Day.