The weather finally caught up with the Pittsburgh Steelers and forced them away from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe on Sunday. The team was forced to pack up their belongings and travel over to the Southside so they could practice in their indoor facility. The practice was only open to the media who were not allowed to live tweet while present.
Because of the social media ban, there currently is not much information to report. What we do know right now is that Steelers Live reported quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (ankle?) did not practice on Sunday after having his left foot stepped on late in practice Saturday. That injury is still not deemed to be serious according to Mike Prisuta. Also reportedly not working early on Sunday were guard Willie Colon (ankle), wide receiver Antonio Brown (undisclosed), defensive end Cameron Heyward (undisclosed) and punter Jeremy Kapinos (back). Kapinos has not practiced in a while now, so that is starting to become a big concern. Running back Isaac Redman (groin) reportedly was back working on Sunday.
I will update this report when the Mike Tomlin press conference is over and more reports from the media come in.
Mark Kaboly tweeted that cornerback Curtis Brown (knee) sat out with knee discomfort and that linebacker LaMarr Woodley (groin?) was a full participant. Ed Bouchette reported that Tomlin said that Roethlisberger is fine and that he does not have a sprain. Roethlisberger reportedly said that he will be back on Tuesday, but was limping slightly according to Kaboly.
Mike Bires says rookie Mike Adams said that he\’s been running first-team left tackle for a couple of days now. Also Tomlin said that Kapinos is a week-to-week situation right now with his back.
Tomlin: Good work. We weren\’t going to try to combat the weather today – we had an opportunity to come back and work here at our indoor facility. We\’ll have some evening meetings, of course tomorrow will be a players day off and they\’ll be back in time for bed check tomorrow. I thought they put a nice exclamation point on a good competitive weekend. We put them in a variety of unusual circumstances and they responded, from Friday night lights – to short yardage and goal-line yesterday – to the logistics of coming down here and performing. I like the way the group is showing me that they are capable of playing anytime that we roll the ball out there under any circumstances. So a good developmental thing there and we\’ll keep pushing forward. Nothing new on the injury front. Curtis Brown did have a little soreness in his right knee and wasn\’t able to finish. Some other guys are working their way back, but really kind of status quo. Ben is status quo with his ankle. He should be fine. We\’ll take a look a look at him and it\’ll be a day-to-day thing to see how he goes there.