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Steelers notebook: Rookie corner adjusting to slot

| Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 7:06 p.m.

Steelers rookie second-round pick Senquez Golson didn't play much slot cornerback during his career at Mississippi.

So far during organized team activities, Golson has played the majority of the time as the nickel cornerback and said it's been an adjustment.

“You do have to cover a lot more quicker guys with a lot more room. You have to play with better details of knowing where your help is and knowing your assignment,” Golson said.

Bryant takes up MMA

Wide receiver Martavis Bryant spent the offseason in Los Angeles training with Fox Sports insider Jay Glazer, who also trains NFL players.

Bryant studied mixed martial arts to better learn how to use his hands.

“I got faster hands and see a lot of things faster. It was just the details,” he said.

Bryant had nine touchdowns in 11 games as a rookie and caught 26 passes for 549 yards. He added five receptions for 61 yards and a score in the playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Shazier ready to prove himself

Ryan Shazier was thrown into the starting lineup on the first day of OTAs a year ago.

After an up-and-down season in which he was injured twice and had trouble regaining his starting position, the former first-round pick said he has something to prove to his teammates in his second year.

“I learned a lot, but I am not used to watching and not being able to play,” Shazier said.

Mark Kaboly is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at mkaboly@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MarkKaboly_Trib.

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