An update on Mason Rudolph from the Associated Press...
LATROBE, Pa. — Pittsburgh Steelers rookie quarterback Mason Rudolph exudes confidence heading into his first NFL preseason game Thursday against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Rudolph admitted that jitters may be there as the Steelers prepare to face the defending Super Bowl champions in Philadelphia. But the Steelers' third-round pick has settled into a comfort zone two weeks into training camp.
"It's just football," Rudolph said. "I think everyone has a little bit of nerves because it's going to be the first one back. But just like your debut in college, you get out there, you make a completion and it starts flowing like football has always been."
Rudolph is in a fight for the backup quarterback spot behind Ben Roethlisberger. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Rudolph will see time under center against the Eagles, along with veteran Landry Jones and Josh Dobbs, the Steelers' fourth-round pick a year ago.
Tomlin is eager to see how Rudolph can direct the offense and maintain possession.
"Mason's done a really good job, but he hasn't been hit," Tomlin said. "Ball security is much more difficult in-stadium because a training camp environment is controlled in a lot of ways. You don't touch or get close to the quarterback, so a quarterback's ability to secure the football doesn't get tested until they play in-stadium preseason football."
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Kevin Peterson is dealing with a knee issue following Thursday's preseason opening loss to the Ravens, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
Peterson suited up for six games with the Rams as a rookie including one start. He is looking to earn a role as a depth cornerback on the team's final roster, so it would be advantageous for him if he was not sidelined long