The Steelers wrapped up the tenth day of camp today with a few more guys on the sideline than yesterday. Steve McLendon, Jason Worilds, Jarvis Jones, and Le’Veon Bell were back today, but on a limited basis. Curtis Brown was added to the list of DB’s who were not participating, along with already sidelined Cortez Allen, Terry Hawthorne and DeMarcus VanDyke.
The rest of the list of non-participants:
Troy Polamalu, Ross Ventrone, Curtis McNeil, Adrian Robinson, Matt Spaeth, Nick Williams, Larod Stephens-Howling, Larry Foote, and Lawrence Timmons were out today, as well. Timmons was out due to a death in the family. Coach Tomlin only commented on Troy’s absence saying, “He’s got a contusion to the birth certificate. He’ll be OK”.
The team started with a ‘get right morning’ AKA- the morning off. During afternoon practice, the team worked on various one on one drills, followed by 11 on 11’s. Today featured another day of live tackling, of which both Ben Roethlisberger and Baron Batch expressed the same sentiments during different interviews- ‘it will make the guys better in the long run’.
There were no changes to the first team offensive lines today. Mike Adams was at LT and Marcus Gilbert at RT for the third consecutive day. 2nd team looked like- Whimper, Cheadle, Malecki, Batiste, Beachum.
Ryan Clark had a scare today when he got his fingers caught in David Gilreath’s facemask. Fortunately, they were able to untangle before any significant harm was done.
While some people have raised alarms about Big Ben showing signs of a limp and getting it wrapped, he was said to be moving nimbly and scrambling about just fine during drills today.
The team reconvenes again tomorrow before having Tuesday off.