A slimmed-down Ben Roethlisberger whistled practice passes to his receivers for the first time in five weeks, and a teammate didn't need to watch videotape to know what he'd just seen.
"He's been working hard at home," defensive end Brett Keisel said. "He wants to be great this year. So, hopefully, he will."
Even if considerable repair work needs to be done, on the field and off it.
The two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback didn't talk to reporters after practicing Tuesday for the first time since drawing a six-game suspension April 21 for violating the NFL's personal-conduct policy.
The consensus among Roethlisberger's teammates: Good to have him back, now let's move on - even if they realize that can't possibly happen for months.
"We're all trying to get over this. I think we're all already over this, we want to get ready for the season," said lineman Willie Colon, the only Steelers teammate known to have been with Roethlisberger the night of the incident in Georgia back in early March.
Roethlisberger can take part in training camp and play in exhibition games, but will be barred from all team activities once his suspension begins at the start of the season.
Broncos. Denver claimed linebacker Bruce Davis off waivers from New England.
The third-year pro spent most of last season on the Patriots' practice squad after playing in five games as a rookie in 2008 for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who had made him a third-round draft selection out of UCLA.
Davis was waived by the Patriots on Thursday.
Colts. Three Indianapolis players - all Pro Bowlers last season - are skipping another round of voluntary workouts.
Receiver Reggie Wayne does not traditionally show up until the mandatory off-season workouts. Defensive end Robert Mathis reportedly wants to renegotiate his contract and did not attend any team workouts in May. Safety Antoine Bethea has not signed his one-year tender with the Colts.
Seahawks. Seattle has signed tight end Anthony McCoy, their sixth-round draft pick, to a multi-year deal.
The team announced the signing on Tuesday, but did not release terms. McCoy is the first of Seattle's nine draft picks to sign.