Source: Steelers TE David Paulson Sidelined With Foot Or Ankle Injury

The Pittsburgh Steelers will wrap up their third and final OTA session on Thursday with a practice at Heinz Field, and overall they\’ve been pretty lucky when it comes to injuries. However, a source told me Wednesday evening that second-year tight end David Paulson missed some time this week with an injured ankle or foot that required him to wear a boot for a few days.

Paulson, the Steelers second of four seventh-round draft picks in 2012, played 316 snaps as a rookie last season, but registered just seven catches for 51 yards in total.

The injury to Paulson isn\’t believed to be serious, so hopefully he will be able to return to practice next week when the Steelers mandatory mini camp gets underway.

In addition to Paulson, tight end Heath Miller (knee) and cornerbacks Justin King (hamstring) and Terry Hawthorne (knee) are all still unable practice, and then there was the news on Wednesday that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had to undergo a scope procedure on his right knee that will keep him out until the start of training camp.

With Paulson down, Matt Spaeth, David Johnson and Jamie McCoy are more than likely receiving extra reps at the tight end position with the newly signed Peter Tuitupou getting the scraps. Tuitupou was signed this past week after Zack Pianalto was waived injured with a calf injury. Pianalto has since reverted back to the Steelers injured reserve list after clearing waivers.

  • steeltown

    We do not need Paulson or Spaeth missing time, I hope he returns soon

  • Shea Fahr

    Totally agree.

  • 2443scott

    man i hope this stuff happens now and we can finaly get thru a season where no one is sidelined .

  • zyzak

    Is this guy any good and will he make the team again, didn’t show much last season

  • Robert Alaniz

    Spaeth seems to stay healthy and was a good pick up. While he has turned into a monster blocker, he is a big target and can catch the 5 to 15 yard quick hitters.

  • Kolie Oak

    Paulson probably has the best hands in our entire receiving core. He more than likely wont be asked to do much more, unless he has improved his blocking technique and assignments.