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Cam Heyward gets honest about future

What does the future hold for the Steelers veteran?

Michael W.

Despite having initially held out, Pittsburgh Steelers veteran defensive lineman Cam Heyward showed up to Wednesday's OTAs session and later spoke with media members. 

During his remarks, he made it clear in no uncertain terms that he feels he can still contribute at a high level despite his age of 35, typically a retirement age for most players. In fact, Heyward stated that he can play at least another trio of seasons.

“In my mind, I got three years, and I want to maximize them,” Heyward said when speaking with media for the first time this spring. “I want to play at a high level. I want to go deep in the playoffs. We got a good team and I’m going to do my part to be ready for all those situations.”

As you remember, Heyward missed six games last season after suffering a groin injury; upon his return, his statistical output wasn't what he typically amassed. He would finish with only two sacks, a far-cry from the last two seasons in which he posted 10.5 and 10, respectively.

Meanwhile, as far as his groin is concerned, there are no lingering complications.

“The groin feels great," he said. "I’m doing good. I’m running. I can do whatever I want. There are no limitations.”

Naturally, Heyward can't wait for the day when he doesn't have to discuss it any longer.

“I can’t wait to not talk about my groin," he quipped.

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