Gallery: First look at Connor Heyward in camp with the Pittsburgh Steelers

Gallery: First look at Connor Heyward in camp with the Pittsburgh Steelers

Connor Heyward is officially a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers after signing his rookie contract on Saturday, May 14. On Friday, we got to see the first pictures of the former Spartan in rookie minicamp with the Steelers.

Take a look at Heyward in action below:

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Connor Heyward officially signs with the Pittsburgh Steelers

Connor Heyward has officially signed his rookie contract with the Steelers

It is now official. The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Saturday that they have officially signed former Michigan State football tight end and fullback Connor Heyward.

Exact details of Heyward’s contract were not disclosed yet, but OverTheCap estimates a salary of $705,000 in 2022 and a $182,740 signing bonus for a sixth-round draft pick.

Heyward’s rise to being drafted has been one of the best stories to follow in recent years. Heyward nearly left MSU after a frustrating start to his career as a running back, but a switch into a versatile H-back who can lineup out of the backfield or as a tight end has showcased his unique abilities and ultimately led to his selection in the draft..

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Former MSU WR Jalen Nailor officially signs with Minnesota Vikings

Jalen Nailor is officially a Minnesota Viking

Jalen Nailor is officially a Minnesota Viking.

The former speedy Michigan State wide receiver announced he officially signed with the Vikings via Twitter on Thursday evening. Nailor was selected by the Vikings in the sixth round of the NFL Draft last month.

Nailor played for Michigan State from 2018 – 2021, where he appeared in 26 games. This past season he was hampered with injuries but still finished with 695 receiving yards and six touchdowns on 37 receptions.

Based on where Nailor was drafted, he will is locked into a four-year deal for $3.84 million with a $180,659 signing bonus, according to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

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Michigan State LB Noah Harvey gets minicamp invite from Las Vegas Raiders

Former Michigan State linebacker Noah Harvey has received an invite to the Las Vegas Raiders’ upcoming minicamp

Former Michigan State linebacker Noah Harvey has received an invite to the Las Vegas Raiders’ upcoming minicamp.

The Raiders’ minicamp will take place from June 7 – 9.

Harvey appeared in 11 games this past season, including starts in the Spartans’ final four games of the season. In his career, Harvey appeared in 32 games and recorded 137 tackles and five sacks.

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Gallery: First look at Kenneth Walker III in camp with the Seattle Seahawks

Gallery: First look at Kenneth Walker III in camp with the Seattle Seahawks

Even though Kenneth Walker III only spent one season with Michigan State football, I knew it was going to be strange to see him in a new uniform.

With rookie minicamps underway, we already get to see Walker in uniform with the Seahawks, and you can see the best pictures from the first day of minicamp below.

WATCH: Kenneth Walker III pulls out one-handed catch at camp with the Seattle Seahawks

Kenneth Walker III had a nice one-handed grab in camp with the Seahawks

The big concern for Kenneth Walker III in the 2022 NFL draft was around his pass-catching ability. A lot of analysts questioned if he is a one dimensional running back who might struggle on third down in the passing game.

While it is true that Walker wasn’t used much in the passing game last year for Michigan State, many who watched the team closely speculated that this probably doesn’t mean he wasn’t capable of doing that if called upon.

Walker is starting to change that narrative now with the Seahawks, and he already made a slick highlight play in camp, grabbing an impressive one-handed catch.

Watch it below:

He also made sure to say hi to the Seahawks fans:

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WATCH: Connor Heyward and his brother Cam interviewed by the NFL Network about his Path to the Draft

Connor Heyward and his brother Cam interviewed by the NFL Network about his Path to the Draft

It’s almost reached ‘Payton Thorne and Jayden Reed went to high school together’ levels at this point, but in case you didn’t know yet, Connor Heyward will be joining his brother Cam on the Pittsburgh Steelers this upcoming season.

The two were recently interviewed on NFL Network about Connor’s Path to the Draft, which you can watch below:

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Michigan State football center Matt Allen invited to minicamp with the New York Giants

Michigan State center Matt Allen invited to minicamp with the New York Giants

Brian Allen just won a Super Bowl as the starting center for the Los Angeles Rams after grinding his way up from the practice squad. His brother, Michigan State football’s Matt Allen, will have an opportunity to forge his own path after receiving an invite to join the New York Giants rookie minicamp for a tryout.

Matt Allen started 30 total games for the Spartans, including 13 in his sixth and final season.

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LOOK: Michigan State football DE Drew Jordan posts update on search for NFL landing spot

Spartan pass rusher Drew Jordan has given an update on his process to find an opportunity in the NFL

While a handful of undrafted Michigan State football players were able to find landing spots at the next level, some Spartans are still trusting the process and trying to find their opportunity. One of those Spartans, defensive end Drew Jordan, posted an update about his process on Twitter on Monday evening.

Jordan transferred from Duke in 2021 for one graduate with season with Spartans, but was only able to garner one start as he struggled with injuries throughout the season. Jordan recorded 1.5 sacks last and 18 total tackles for the Spartans. He had 120 total tackles, 18 tackles for loss, and 11.5 sacks over his career at MSU and Duke.

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Former MSU QB Anthony Russo receives rookie mini-camp invite from Carolina Panthers

Former MSU QB Anthony Russo has received an invitation to the Carolina Panthers’ rookie mini-camp

Former Michigan State Spartans backup quarterback Anthony Russo has received an invitation to the Carolina Panthers’ rookie mini-camp.

Russo transferred to Michigan State from Temple before the 2021 season and battled with Payton Thorne for the starting quarterback gig. As you know by now, Thorne won the job and held it throughout the Spartans’ 11-2 season.

In his one season with the Spartans, Russo appeared in three games and completed 7-of-9 passes for 43 yards. Prior to his time with the Spartans, Russo appeared in 26 games for Temple and completed 536-of-899 attempts for 6,292 yards and 44 touchdowns.

The Panthers’ rookie mini-camp will be held from May 13 – 15.

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