Report: Ramon Foster Back Practicing, Worilds May Have Broken Thumb

The second OTA seesion of the 2012 season got underway on Tuesday as the Pittsburgh Steelers were back on the field again. There has not been too much reported from the Tuesday session, but Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review did pass along word via Twitter that offensive lineman Ramon Foster was back on the field after missing last week due to a hamstring strain. Kaboly also noted that linebacker Jason Worilds appears to be recovering from a broken thumb. Worilds missed the OTA session last week with the injury and it appears he will miss this week as well.

Kaboly also notes that linebacker James Harrison is not present and that fifth round draft pick Chris Rainey is still fast. While not noted by Kaboly, rookies David DeCastro, Mike Adams and Alameda Ta\’amu are still absent because of school rules and Mike Wallace is still not present as he has of course yet to sign his one-year tender offer.

Bob Labriola noted via Twitter that running back John Clay looks like he has a nice burst running the ball and Emmanuel Sanders looks fast and has been catching everything thrown his way and is making it look easy. That is good news for Sanders who dealt with knee and feet issues last season.

Kaboly also noted on Twitter that the recently retired Chris Hoke was at practice again today and actually jumped in line to take a turn hitting the sled. Kaboly says Hoke is at 225 pounds now and that the sled didn\’t move as much as it used to.

  • SteelerDave

    Very positive to hear Sanders is excelling and is running real fast again. We need him to step up and have a real break-out year which I think he will.

    I miss Hoke already, consummate professional. Even though he is retired it is great to hear he is at the OTA’s. Could an assistant D-line coach spot be in his future?

  • Jprankster2005

    Good to hear that Sanders is catching everything and running fast……. I think this guy is more complete reciever we have…….And it will be big to have him fully healthy…… I think we will win more games if he can stay that way……. And we will all see what he’s about when healthy…

  • Woodleykills56

    Gotta love Hoke. Hope Sanders can stay healthy thru an entire season.

  • Lee Young

    Hoke is one of my alltime favorite Steelers. Good to see he lost a lot of weight. He’ll be healthier going fwd.