Three Draft Picks Sitting Out Steelers Saturday Practice

The Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday practice is now underway and it looks like the team has gotten a few of their banged up players back on the field.

According to our very own Alex Kozora, the only players that look like they will be sidelined for the Saturday session are safety Mike Mitchell (groin), linebacker Jordan Zumwalt (groin), wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (head), cornerback Shaquille Richardson (groin) and tight end Rob Blanchflower (ankle). Veteran tight end Heath Miller (undisclosed) is also sidelined Saturday, but that might be a maintenance day for him. Nose tackle Steve McLendon is also missing.

Richardson suffered groin tightness during the Friday night practice and is the newest player on the injury report. The other two draft picks, Zumwalt and Blanchflower, are both stacking quite a few missed practices.

Players that were out Friday night, linebacker Jarvis Jones (groin), running back LeGarrette Blount (undisclosed), running back Dri Archer (knee) and wide receiver Justin Brown (nose) are suited up for the start of the padded practice.

  • Madi

    Oh look, Blount is back for the goal line drill. Surprise, surprise 🙂

  • pat

    Im a little concerned about Mike Mitchell

  • SteelersDepot

    Tomlin said it would be about a week or so last Friday. Way too early to be concerned.

  • Henry

    It’s concerning that our big money starting FS is missing at least half his first training camp with the team.

  • Steelers@2010

    I agree, this guy needs to get out there; he hasn’t practiced at all thus far. Makes me wonder if it’s something more than being advertised.

  • joed32

    Next week.

  • Louis Goetz

    And what would you theorize the issue is if it’s not simply an injury that will turn into something more severe if he’s not given time to heal?

  • Steve

    Don’t matter, were not paying 5 mil this year for damaged goods. Mitchell may be fast, if he aint practicing he won’t be ready for diddly squat. Need to get out there or be cut.