As expected, Pittsburgh Steelers third-year cornerback Curtis Brown failed to practice on Wednesday after suffering an injured ankle Monday in practice.
Following Wednesday\’s practice, head coach Mike Tomlin told the media he doesn\’t believe the injury is serious.
“I don’t have the details of it to be honest with you, so evidently it’s not anything serious,” he said.
During the Wednesday afternoon edition of Steelers Live, Bob Labriola said he thinks Brown may have suffered a low ankle sprain. If indeed that turns out to be true, then perhaps Brown may be able to return to practice next week or the following week. Brown is, however, expected to be sidelined for the first preseason game Saturday against the New York Giants.
The Steelers signed free agent cornerback Devin Smith, who was released recently from the Dallas Cowboys, on Wednesday to help bolster their cornerback numbers on the roster being as Brown, Cortez Allen, DeMarcus Van Dyke and Terry Hawthorne are all sidelined with injuries.