Steelers Injury Report: Bell Back Thursday; Blount Sidelined Along With Three Tight Ends

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now started their Thursday practice and already we are getting word as to who is working and who isn’t.

According to Alex Kozora, running back Le’Veon Bell (hamstring) is in pads at the start of Thursday’s practice. Bell has missed the last several practices because of hamstring tightness, but it looks like he might have that behind him now.

While the Steelers look like they have gotten Bell back, his backup, LeGarrette Blount (unknown), is not practicing Thursday. The veteran might very well be a recipient of a day off, but we’ll have to wait and see what head coach Mike Tomlin says following practice.

The Steelers are down three tight ends on Thursday, however, as Matt Spaeth (unknown), Michael Palmer (unknown) and Rob Blanchflower (ankle) are all sidelined. With these three players down, undrafted rookie tight end Eric Waters will most definitely be the recipient of more snaps.

After missing the last several practices with a shoulder injury, rookie wide receiver C.J. Goodwin (shoulder) looks as if he will practice Thursday. The same can’t be said for rookie linebacker Jordan Zumwalt (groin), however, as Kozora reports he’s sidelined again on Thursday with a groin injury.

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  • Crowned

    Rooting for Eric Waters to show out.

  • 2443scott

    let the injuries happen now so they are out of the way for the season….it seems a injury during season kills the team and they only have 1 injury so it seems a season so if they get it now they should be ok ..

  • Steve

    With you on that. Vets need to be in “Football” shape but not at the cost of an injury, so I see why some guys are given the day off. This is more of evaluation day to see how the young guys do.

  • Kyle Owens

    This could be good for David Paulsen maybe a few more reps could get him going in the right direction.

  • bob wolak

    With this number of injuries seems that the some members of the team aren’t in the condition they should be for training camp.