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 Post subject: Re: Injury bug biting
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:35 pm 
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While the Pittsburgh Steelers were able to get a few ailing players back on Wednesday such as wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and outside linebacker Olasunkanmi Adeniyi, a few others either failed to work or left the session early, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

“We had a couple of guys with minor injuries that are being evaluated,” Tomlin said at the conclusion of Wednesday’s training camp practice at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe. “They all could be probably characterized as day-to-day: Antonio Brown (undisclosed), [Alejandro] Villanueva (undisclosed), [James] Washington (undisclosed).

Wide receiver Antonio Brown didn’t even attempt to practice on Wednesday and it’s unclear as to what his ailment is. As for tackle Alejandro Villanueva and rookie wide receiver James Washington, the former might have a minor bicep injury while the latter appeared to have suffered an injured foot during Wednesday’s session. Both started the day but failed to finish.

Tomlin did not mention tight end Ryan Malleck (undisclosed) after practice. He left the field on Wednesday with an undisclosed injury. The head coach did say, however, that a few previously injured players are slowly beginning to work themselves back.
“We had a number of guys that missed Monday that was able to work in a partial capacity today working their way back with minor day-to day-things: Morgan Burnett, Artie Burns, Sean Davis all worked in the partial capacity,” Tomlin said.

Morgan Burnett has been dealing with a hamstring injury while Artie Burns and Sean Davis both might be nursing groin strains.
Outside linebacker T.J. Watt (hamstring), tight end Vance McDonald (foot) and guard Ramon Foster (knee) all failed to practice on Wednesday. Foster will be sidelined for the next four to five weeks and Tomlin did not offer an update on McDonald or Watt following Wednesday’s practice.
Wide receiver Eli Rogers, who remains on the team’s Active PUP list, was doing some running on the side Wednesday. There’s no time table yet for when he’ll start practicing.


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 Post subject: Re: Injury bug biting
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:58 am 
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Probably should just start listing who actually practiced, it would be easier :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Injury bug biting
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Didn't see this reported till this morning. DB Trey Johnson IR'd for shoulder last week. https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/footb ... rts-to-ir/


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 Post subject: Re: Injury bug biting
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Minor day to day injuries are fine, they happen. What this team and any other can't withstand for long is long-term injuries to big players. For example, the Charger losing their best CB: Verrett. Chargers D looked really nice heading into this season but loss of JV is going to really hurt, maybe at a Steeler's D sans Shazier level.


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 Post subject: Re: Injury bug biting
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:57 am 
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AB's injury sounds more like "vet day off".

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 Post subject: Re: Injury bug biting
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McDonald is still out.


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 Post subject: Re: Injury bug biting
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AB's injury is more than a vet day off...they sent him back to Pittsburgh for evaluation and coach is mum on the details.


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 Post subject: Re: Injury bug biting
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CB Trey Johnson underwent shoulder surgery, will stay on team's IR all season. #Steelers https://twitter.com/Alex_Kozora/statuse ... 2715077632
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A league source tells PFT that Brown strained a quadriceps muscle and is getting it checked out #Steelers https://twitter.com/Steelersdepot/statu ... 9584428032


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 Post subject: Re: Injury bug biting
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Reported Brown out for only a few days.


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 Post subject: Re: Injury bug biting
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Dupree in concussion protocol


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 Post subject: Re: Injury bug biting
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Havoc wrote:
Dupree in concussion protocol

Had his best week of practice ever this week, from what I heard. Hopefully not a serious ding.

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 Post subject: Re: Injury bug biting
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bradshaw2ben wrote:
Havoc wrote:
Dupree in concussion protocol

Had his best week of practice ever this week, from what I heard. Hopefully not a serious ding.


He was feasting on a rookie so perhaps he has gotten better or rookie OT has a ton of work to do. Players that keep sticking out in camp notes etc: Sayles, Thomas & Paterson. I'm really curious to get a good look at them in the first game.


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 Post subject: Re: Injury bug biting
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Rookie's progress from what I can discern from several different camp report sources:

Edmunds was stacking good practices together but I didn't read anything about him from last night. I think he shared reps with Davis.

Washington after a quiet start to camp is getting better each practice. Keep reading reports about him making more and more plays.

Okafor: has had a rough camp. Dupree especially has been tooling him according to reports.

Rudolph: up and down. Tough to evaluate how he is doing until we see him in a pre-season game. Though he sounds like he way beyond Jones & Dobbs as rookies, not that, that is a major achievement.

Allen: reports say he loves to hit but other than an occasional note saying he struggles in Db v WR drills not much...

Samuels: had his best practice last night and improved in backs on backers. Good signs.

Thomas (UDFA): has been getting rave reviews, albeit he is facing 3rd stringers mostly but in backs on backers, 11 v 11 he keeps showing up. Early but wouldn't it be nice if Steelers got a huge gift here? Thomas has 1st round measurables if those translate onto the field ...D would get a major boost from well nowhere.


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 Post subject: Re: Injury bug biting
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steelclan wrote:
bradshaw2ben wrote:
Havoc wrote:
Dupree in concussion protocol

Had his best week of practice ever this week, from what I heard. Hopefully not a serious ding.


He was feasting on a rookie so perhaps he has gotten better or rookie OT has a ton of work to do. Players that keep sticking out in camp notes etc: Sayles, Thomas & Paterson. I'm really curious to get a good look at them in the first game.

It wasn't just that. He was killing some TE/RB... and IIRC, Finney

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 Post subject: Re: Injury bug biting
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Have read about Allen having taken a big step forward overall. He's making deep throws difficult because of his length, and popping guys in run support.

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