The Pittsburgh Steelers mandatory minicamp is now underway and it sounds like there will be a few zebras on the field for the team’s final three practices prior to training camp starting in July.
According to Adam Crowley of Steelers Nation Radio, head coach Mike Tomlin has brought in a group of officials for the Tuesday practice.
Last season, the Steelers were flagged 126 times in total with 103 of them being accepted for 834 yards. Those penalties also resulted in 160 nullified yards and 33 first downs during the regular season.
Even though he failed to play a full season, Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen led the team in penalties with 9 total of which 7 were accepted. Tackle Kelvin Beachum was the leading flag-getter on offense last season as he was penalized seven times in total with 6 of them being accepted.