Cortez Allen, Curtis Brown And DeMarcus Van Dyke Remain Sidelined Monday

The Pittsburgh Steelers welcomed back rookie cornerback Terry Hawthorne to the practice field on Monday, but the three other injured cornerbacks remain sidelined as Curtis Brown (ankle), Cortez Allen (knee) and DeMarcus Van Dyke (hamstring) are not practicing, according to a few media reports on Twitter.

Allen, who had minor knee surgery over a week ago, is not expected to practice for at least a few more weeks as the primary focus is to have him back healthy for the season opener. Van Dyke and Brown are likely day-to-day at this point.

Joining the three cornerbacks on the side Monday was undrafted free agent guard Chris Hubbard (unknown). Hubbard played 35 snaps at left guard Saturday night in the preseason opener against the New York Giants.

As for Hawthorne being back on the field, Will Graves of the Associated Press reports that rookie wide receiver Markus Wheaton welcomed him back personally to the field by beating him deep twice for touchdowns.

  • steeltown

    Haha.. Ben’s getting more comfortable with Wheaton, watch out.. not surprising Hawthorne would struggle his first practice back from injury.

  • Milliken Steeler

    It’s okay Hawthorne has size and good speed. Wheaton is a freak of nature and not someone to come back to practice to.

    Terry will be fine.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    True, he will need some time. I guess they wanted to throw him in the fire some just to see where he is at.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Like to see Hubbard get back on the field. Being he was on the 2nd team OL he must have something going for him.

  • Matt Manzo

    I felt like I saw his number on quite a few good plays! Hope he makes it back!