The offseason serves as a time to get better. But it’s also a time to give back to the community. That’s what Maurkice and Mike Pouncey did this weekend and several Steelers were in attendance to help.
The twin brothers ran a Pouncey Twins Youth Football Camp in Lakeland, Florida, where both of them grew up. It came at no expense to the campers, a wise and kind decision. Steph Curry was recently called out for charging at least $2000 for his camp. Heck, maybe it’ll bring Pouncey some good karma, health-wise. It can’t hurt.
A couple of Steelers decided to pitch in and help out with the event. Chris Hubbard and Ramon Foster were spotted in this photo Foster posted to Instagram. You’ll also notice Kelvin Beachum make an appearance. Beachum signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars in the offseason.
Foster also tagged Roosevelt Nix in this picture though obviously, he doesn’t appear in this one, and I couldn’t find him elsewhere.
Still, it’s nice to see the team – and the offensive line – come together. They’re doing good for a local community and getting to spend some time together. It is a close-knit group. In the starting five, everyone but Alejandro Villanueva has been here since at least 2012. Even someone like Hubbard, a fringe guy, is going into his fourth season with the Steelers. That’s nothing to scoff at. It gives the team some comfort and that room some familiarity is usually demands.
And frankly, the room is pretty much set in stone. The only spot up for grabs will be the ninth and final one where Hubbard will battle B.J. Finney and whoever else – maybe UDFA Quinton Schooley – makes an impact. But no one else is in danger of being a cap casualty or beaten out by anyone else on the roster. There aren’t a ton of teams that can confidently say they have eight linemen set to make this roster, no questions asked.