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Friday, May 1, 2009
Steelers Day 1 minicamp notes


Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers opened their first full-squad, mandatory minicamp Friday to kick off the 2009 season.

Here are some notes and observations:

"We will not fine Larry," Tomlin said. "He and I agreed mutually that it was best for all parties involved for him not to be here this weekend."

"I got to make the best decision, and I think the best decision is to be around the team and help the best way as possible," Parker said.

"We desire to create competition," Tomlin said. "The only way that we're going to be a really good football team is if we have really good competition and guys competing."