Marcus Gilbert Opens Up Steelers First OTA Session Of 2013 At Left Tackle
The Pittsburgh Steelers first OTA session of the 2013 season got underway on Tuesday and we are finally starting to see some reports come in via Twitter from the media.
Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that Marcus Gilbert opened up as the starting left tackle with Mike Adams manning the right tackle spot. In addition, Kelvin Beachum worked as the second team center on Tuesday.
Tight end Heath Miller (knee) will not practice all off-season, but Kaboly reports that he was walking around without a limp and that he looked good.
The tackle spots are one of several things that we hoped to find out this week and it appears that Gilbert is indeed the front runner for the left tackle spot. It will be interesting to see how much work, if any, that Adams gets on the left side the remainder of the week.
As far as Beachum playing center goes, we had heard that this could possibly happen dating back to last season, but general manager Kevin Colbert made it sound like in a recent interview that that plan had been put on hold for a little while. Regardless, with Doug Legursky currently not with the team, the Steelers really have a question mark at the backup center spot.
Head coach Mike Tomlin was reportedly supposed to talk to the media after the Tuesday practice and we will pass along more information to you later in the day.