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Huge update for Steelers Minkah Fitzpatrick

Huge update on the Steelers' MVP from last season.

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He's one of the most important pieces of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and he's been noticeably absent with what head coach Mike Tomlin has called an "excused absence". But now, Minkah Fitzpatrick is back at practice, and he's quickly realizing just how much he loves the game now that he's returned with his teammates. 

"Honestly, when you're away from the game that you love for a while, it's always good to get back to it, even if it's just a few days," Fitzpatrick said. "You definitely kind of realize how much you love the game, how much you care about the game, but obviously you want to be there for family and for your people, but it's good to be back."

While he didn't get into the specifics of why he was absent from practice, he gave a shoutout to Tomlin over allowing it to happen.

"I said two words to him, and he knew what it was when I had to leave," Fitzpatrick said Saturday. "And he told me go, you know what I'm saying? He said, 'Go be there for your family. Go do what you got to do.' And it wasn't an issue at all. They were making sure I was good every day.

"You definitely appreciate a coach and a program that takes care of family."

"Life takes its course," he said, "but hopefully I'm here for the long run."

Who else is happy to have Fitzpatrick, who was voted the team MVP for the 2022 season, back in time for the preseason to begin? 

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Source: ESPN