The Pittsburgh Steelers have now concluded their mandatory minicamp and overall the team is very healthy heading into training camp. At the conclusion of Thursday’s practice, head coach Mike Tomlin addressed that topic.
“Not anything of any significance as I stand here thinking about it,” said Tomlin concerning injuries. “If guys are nursing anything, it’s something minor and we’re talking a measured approach to their progress, understanding what time of year it is and the battle that lies ahead.”
The battle that lies ahead next is training camp and that’s where third-year linebacker Sean Spence is expected to continue his march back from the serious knee injury that he suffered during the preseason of his rookie year. Tomlin indicated on Thursday that the former third-round draft pick held up good during the offseason practices and gave no indication that the Miami product would be limited when practices begin at Latrobe.
Starting outside linebacker Jason Worilds was absent on Thursday and Tomlin addressed his situation as well.
“Excused by me and it’s a pretty good reason,” he said of Worilds absence.
After missing nearly all of the OTA practices with a calf problem of some sorts, Worilds reportedly was able to work on a limited basis in the two practices he was present for this week.
By the sound of things, the Steelers are looking like they will start training camp without any players needing to be placed on the Active PUP list.