PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) -- While several veterans took the day off, one joined the team for the first time this week.
Defensive end Brett Keisel joined the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday, his first appearance at OTAs.
Keisel had missed the opening of OTAs for family reasons.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, linebacker James Harrison, safety Troy Polamalu, cornerback Ike Taylor and wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery were all given the day off.
Additionally, running back Rashard Mendenhall and linebacker Jason Worilds, nose tackle Casey Hampton were out because of injuries.
Wide receiver Mike Wallace didn't participate, and he's not expected to for any of the OTAs, as he's holding out because of a contract dispute.
Draft picks David DeCastro, Mike Adams and Alameda Ta'amu weren't present either.
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