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Roethlisberger believes Pouncey’s return and the continued improvement of the offensive line could make the Steelers among the most potent offenses in the league.

Pittsburgh ended 2013 on a 6-2 run while thriving in the no-huddle put together by coordinator Todd Haley and Roethlisberger.

“That’s a big part of running the no-huddle, because you get those guys working together,” Roethlisberger said.

“They’re comfortable. They’re familiar, and they’ve got another offseason of training and continuity and learning from each other. And, so, they’re what’s going to drive this team and this offense.”

NOTES: Inside linebacker Sean Spence, who missed the past two years after sustaining a gruesome left knee injury during the preseason in 2012, said he was thrilled to complete a practice. Spence tried to return at midseason last year, but sustained a hand injury. … Cornerback Ike Taylor and safety Troy Polamalu did not attend the voluntary workout while training elsewhere. … The Steelers signed two draft picks to four-year deals on Tuesday, offensive lineman Wesley Johnson (fifth round) and linebacker Jordan Zumwalt (sixth round). Zumwalt cannot attend OTAs until his class at UCLA has graduated.


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