Phase One of the Pittsburgh Steelers OTA sessions will get underway on Monday and during this first two-week period the player’s activities will be limited to strength and conditioning, and physical rehabilitation only.
While this two-week training program is not mandatory, players who do attend the sessions will earn the CBA minimum daily rate of $195 if no other workout bonuses are specified in their contracts.
Last year at this same time it was originally reported that Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown would be skipping the voluntary workout program and perhaps even mandatory minicamp and training camp in an attempt to secure a new contract. That obviously wound up not being the case and Brown eventually was given more money for the 2015 season via a contract restructure later on in the offseason.
This year, Brown will likely miss Phase One of the Steelers offseason program as he’s currently in Los Angeles still training and competing on Dancing with the Stars.
Phase Two of the Steelers offseason program runs May 9-20 and those session will include on-field workouts and instructional drills but no contact.