Report: Steelers T Kelvin Beachum Still Limping Heavily On Monday

Pittsburgh Steelers starting left tackle Kelvin Beachum injured a knee late in the Thursday night loss to the Baltimore Ravens and while he still has several days to recover for the Sunday game against the Miami Dolphins, the injury still appears to be hampering on Monday.

According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Beachum was spotted limping heavily through the parking lot as the rest of the team practiced on Monday.

If Beachum is unable to play Sunday against the Dolphins, Mike Adams would likely be the next man up. However, Adams suffered an ankle injury after replacing Beachum in the game Thursday night and his status is currently unknown.

Should Adams not be ready to go, the Steelers would have the option of flipping right tackle Marcus Gilbert over to the left side or let Guy Whimper take a spin on the blind side of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Whimper played the final few snaps there against the Ravens.

The Steelers signed free agent tackle Rashad Butler to the roster on Saturday, but it was announced on Monday that he has left the team due to personal reasons.

Head coach Mike Tomlin is scheduled to hold his weekly press conference on Tuesday and hopefully he will shed a little more light on the injury situation.

  • James Kling

    You could say the OL is a flippin’ nightmare right now.
    You could say it, because it is true.

  • dgh57

    The fact that Joe Long hasn’t been brought up from the PS so far tells me they only view him as a practice body. That’s a waste as anyone on the PS needs to be both a practice body and someone that can be relied upon when needed to fill in when injuries happen. We will see as the days go by as it will tell us what they think of Joe Long in the end!

  • steeltown

    I think we can assume Beachum is out..

    Im serious we might as well see what Gilbert can do at LT and Adams at RT (if healthy) and if Adams cant go then Whimper and Joe Long platoon RT

  • steeltown

    Also, it would be great if Wallace can come in hold down the C position

  • cencalsteeler

    Gilbert (LT), Whimper (LG), Wallace (C), DeCastro (RG), Adams (RT).

  • Kevin Gobleck

    so when will they just start combusting???