The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up six straight days of training camp practices on Monday and overall the team looks pretty healthy heading into their Tuesday day off.
The big news Monday, from a health standpoint, was the return of safety Mike Mitchell, who was removed from the PUP list earlier in the day. Mitchell, who arrived to Latrobe with a groin injury that he apparently suffered while training prior to camp, took part in some of the 11 on 11 drills Monday, so that’s a great sign.
The Steelers had a handful of players that did sit out Monday’s practice and they were nose tackle Steve McLendon (undisclosed), linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee), linebacker Jarvis Jones (groin), wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (concussion), Maurkice Pouncey (undisclosed) and cornerback Ike Taylor (coaches decision).
That marks three straight practices that McLendon has missed. As for Taylor, that was his first day of not practicing in eons. Heyward-Bey has not practiced since last Thursday.
The Steelers are starting to get several players back that have missed a considerable amount of time as linebacker Jordan Zumwalt (groin) and tight end Rob Blanchflower (ankle) were both able to work in some capacity on Monday. The same goes for nose tackle Hebron Fangupo (undisclosed), who sat out Sunday’s practice.
The Steelers next practice will be on Wednesday.