Cortez Allen And Terry Hawthorne Both Sidelined On Monday

Early on in the offseason, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie cornerback Terry Hawthorne needed surgery on one of his knees to reportedly remove some bone chips and it cost him all of the offseason as a result. Now, after making it through the first two training camp practices of the year, the Steelers fifth-round draft pick is being held out on Monday, according to Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider.

Head coach Mike Tomlin will more than likely address Hawthorne\’s status following practice and hopefully the young cornerback is just experiencing some soreness due to him just getting back on the field.

Being as Hawthorne missed all of the offseason practices, he really can\’t afford to miss too many days of training camp if he is going to make the final 53 man roster. There is still plenty of time, however, so it is way too early to write him off just yet. At the very least, you would think the Illinois product would easily be a candidate for the practice squad.

In addition to Hawthorne being sidelined, cornerback Cortez Allen is also sidelined again with his knee problem, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post -Gazette. Tomlin said after practice on Sunday that Allen was experiencing some discomfort in his right knee. Allen, who wore a wrap on his knee during Sunday\’s practice, said later in the evening his injury is not serious and that he is just day-to-day.

Late word just came in that cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke is also out on Monday after injuring his hamstring late in practice on Sunday.

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  • Shea Fahr

    Dear Curtis Brown, you now have the opportunity to show the Steelers why they drafted you in the 3rd round…..Sincerely, Concerned Fan

  • dgh57

    Frustrating isn’t it when you have a new player that we’re all anxious to see what he can do and then you get these injury reports. Patience is what’s needed with Hawthorne it seems like.

  • steeltown

    Alright.. well this is the perfect chance for Victorian or Isaiah Green to show why one of them should make the 53man.

    I hope Hawthorne is just sore post surgery

  • steeltown

    Well said, if he gets first crack in pads with 1st Team.. put up or shut up

  • sgtrobo

    wow. it’d be nice if we could somehow have a season where we are reasonably healthy…hell I’d be happy with even marginally healthy

  • steeltown

    A lot of this is precautionary camp stuff, if it were the regular season I bet Cortez Allen would be on the field. Loooonng way to go but so far no major injuries

  • steeltown

    Side note: Dwyer supposedly lost weight and looks to be in really good shape

  • Thomas Rancy

    I don’t want to hear anything about him and practice squad, we need to keep guys with starting potential above all. I have a feeling he can overtake Van Dyke if he can get on the field.

  • sgtrobo

    and as one of Dwyer’s primary detractors, if he is in shape and shows he gives a crap, then good for him, let him compete. It is still a bit troubling that it has taken him this long to “get it”, but hey, better late than never I suppose.

  • Shea Fahr

    True but the exact same thing could be said about Redman this year and Woodley and on and on. New Year-New Camp-New Team so we are moving forward now.

  • sgtrobo

    well, no. Woodley and Redman have shown they give a crap in the past. Redman has had injuries and Woodley was a slob last season, but a beast before that, but yeah, New Year, new camp, new team indeed.