Steelers One Healthy Bunch Heading Into Mandatory Minicamp

After three weeks of OTA practices, the Pittsburgh Steelers remain one healthy team.

With the mandatory minicamp set to get underway next week, the Steelers should have very few players standing on the side watching. Starting linebacker Jason Worilds (calf) appears to be the lone significant player that could be held out of practice next week as he continues to recover from a calf injury that he suffered way back during the very first OTA practice.

Wide receiver Markus Wheaton (undisclosed) appears to have been limited during the last few practices, but he is participating nonetheless. Backup tight end Michael Palmer (leg) was also working on the side last week.

The good news last week was that second-year defensive end Nick Williams (knee) was cleared to participate in individual drills. Hopefully that continues into next week.

The minicamp next week is scheduled to start on Tuesday and conclude on Thursday. If the Steelers can make it through those three practices healthy, there’s a good chance that training camp begins without any players needing to be listed on the Active PUP list. When is the last time that you remember that happening?

  • DoctorNoah

    Don’t jinx us!

  • Jacque Strappe

    Happy, happy, happy!

  • Matt Manzo

    When was the last year no one was on the pup list come training camp? That might be a better trivia question than who was the Doors bassist?!!!

  • kakello34

    I’ll pretend I never read this.

  • BigSnack

    good times!

  • Steelers12328882

    Definitely good news, and Worilds is concerning of course, but Wheaton missing reps is by far the most frustrating thing from OTAs.

  • steelster

    The steelers are long overdue for a healthy year.


    “Look! He’s pitching a no-hitter!!!”

  • RedCarpetDefense

    “….he’s made every field goal so far this season, should be a chip shot no more difficult than a PAT…doh..!!”

  • Stevie

    Jinx, you owe me a coke.