Pittsburgh Steelers left guard Ramon Foster practiced on Monday as the team returned to practice following the bye week, but he considers himself day-to-day right now with the pectoral strain that re-aggravated in the loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
“Its fine,” said Foster following Monday’s practice. “We’ll see how it is on Wednesday whenever we put on pads.”
As far as pain goes, Foster did admit he still has some and that it indeed is something they will have to monitor closely moving forward to the game against the New York Jets.
“It’s tolerable,” Foster said about the pain. “It’s one of those things that you just deal with. It will be a coach’s final decision on everything though.”
Should Foster miss the game against the Jets, the Steelers will either start Kelvin Beachum or Guy Whimper in his place. Beachum finished the game against the Vikings at the left guard position once Foster left, so it might come down to whether or not the team thinks newly acquired tackle Levi Brown can get up to speed with the offense fast enough to play left tackle now that Mike Adams has been benched.