Steelers Training Camp Injury Report Heading Into Tuesday Off Day

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.

  • chris ward

    Saw on Dale Lolley’s blog that he reported McLendon was out with an illness. No one else from the Pittsburgh media has really commented on why McLendon was out.

  • Matt Manzo

    I thought Waters got hurt again? Was that just a scare?

  • Crowned

    Could be a heck of a lot worse. I’ll take it. (knocks on wood)

  • Crowned

    He returned minutes later.

  • Steelers12328882

    Nice find. Grabbed this from his notes…

    “McLendon being out might be the worst thing that happened to Cam Thomas. He’s been at the nose with the first team the last three days and rookie Stephon Tuitt has been at defensive end. Tuitt looks right at home there opposite Cam Heyward.”

  • Terrence Phelps

    Huge shoutout to Alex and Steelers Depot for the Retweet of my Pic at Training Camp. Little moment of shine lol…ok back to football…Tuitt is definitely making the efforts of a Rookie who can see extensive time at DE. I can see him getting A LOT of REPS startingearly on in the season. When I was at camp he looked the part. Im excited for him this year but really cant wait to see where he is in 2015.