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Heyward Gearing Up for Showdown

Heyward in 2011 (Aller/Getty Images)

Former first-round draft pick has mind, body ready for a training-camp battle to claim a spot on the first-team defensive line.

PITTSBURGH –Cameron Heyward's searching for a role these days, or at least something more defined than "first sub for either Keis or Zig." That was how he described his role last season behind defensive ends Brett Keisel and Ziggy Hood. But that's no role for a former first-round draft pick on the cusp of his third season, as Heyward is. "My role is that I've got to be ready," is how he's... Recommended Stories


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