Steelers WR Justin Brown, RB LeGarrette Blount To Sit Out Friday Night Practice

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year wide receiver Justin Brown has had a nice start to training camp so far, but that start will be interrupted Friday as the Oklahoma product will sit out the night practice at Latrobe Memorial Stadium with a broken nose.

When the Steelers got off the yellow school buses, Alex Kozora reports that Jarvis Jones, Jordan Zumwalt, Rob Blanchflower and LeGarrette Blount all look like they will sit out Friday night.

Blount sat out Thursday while Dri Archer has a wrap on one of his legs. Tight end Eric Waters and wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey are also both sidelined Friday night. Waters left Thursday’s practice with a lower back injury, while Heyward-Bey suffered a head injury Thursday.

  • 2443scott

    sounds like the steelers need to go to nearest hospital and enlist a team of nurses to come and pamper these guys back to health

  • Addison

    Not good for Jarvis. What’s his damage

  • steeltown

    Damn.. broken nose

  • Timothy Rea

    Way to tough it out there Justin Brown! Broken nose? Really?? Steelers of the 70’s would laugh at these creampuffs

  • Ben finished a game vs. the Ravens w/ a broken nose!! Gotta want it!!!

  • steeltown

    Might not have been his decision

  • SteelersDepot

    Sounds like Shamarko is the one that broke Brown’s nose on Thursday.

  • Michel Smiffi

    That was a high profile season-game. This is just practice. Don’t take risks if you don’t have to

  • walter mason

    I have had 3 broken noses and while it wont stop you from playing, it can be the beginning of a lifetime of aggravation. My nose bled for many years and is still deviated to this day. It depends how bad he wants to make the team. Ben played through his broken nose with the Ravens but it was in a game that counted.


    Sounds like a chance for CJ to impress. Go Steelers!

  • steeltown

    Ha! We have some heavy hitters in camp

  • Carlos

    So what´s the groin count so far? five?

  • Timothy Rea

    This is a guy fighting for the 4th spot on the roster. He should have more want than this is all I’m saying. I’m hoping and cheering for him but to sit out with just a broken nose when you have other guys behind you fighting for the spot.. sorry that’s just weak.

  • Jon Crissinger

    When’s the last time you ran around with a broken nose? Easy to call someone else weak when you’re sitting at home.

  • Douglas Andrews

    Shark a.k.a Headache!

  • Douglas Andrews

    Flattening O lineman one day and breaking a nose the next. Does this qualify Shark for Training Camp Phenom thus far?

  • Timothy Rea

    I don’t want to argue with you but IMO as a football player getting a broken nose is like stubbing your toe or should be. He’s fighting to break out and be something more than a 6th round pick. Hines ward had the toughness and will to impose himself. That’s what I’m looking to see.

  • Madi

    You didn’t address steeltown’s point at all. The one with 8 likes and counting. Try again?

  • Timothy Rea

    Yeah you’re he’s right could not have been his choice and tomlin gave him a pass… given 8-8 two years.. maybe nobody should be giving anyone a pass though. A broken nose isn’t anything to get worked up over.

  • Steelers@2010

    LMFAO!!! Bravo!

  • very true. I was thinking along the lines of wanting to prove you belong on the roster, being a guy like Justin Brown. I agree with playing it safe though

  • joed32

    Have you ever had a broken nose?

  • Timothy Rea

    Thankfully no. Other parts I have had broken though. I can imagine its not pleasant. But asking me what I’ve had.. I’m not sure where you are going. I’m not a football player trying to get a spot on a professional team. So it has no relevancy. I’m cheering for Justin Brown and want to see him get that 4th spot.

  • joed32

    I’m with you on that. I’ve had my nose broken twice boxing and was able to continue despite the pain just on adrenaline. The next day was a different story, I didn’t want to do anything to “jar” it. The pain was severe.

  • walter mason

    I have had 3. Read my post below. Was your nose ever the same? I guess it depends upon the severity and receiving proper treatment. Playing with a helmet shouldnt be a huge problem.

  • joed32

    Wow, you got me beat. My nose is still crooked too. Glad to read that Brown is back and ready to practice today now that his nose has been fixed. I never got any treatment other than some ice and a towel.

  • walter mason

    Sometimes it needs no treatment but my first break was so bad it actually busted part of my skull. I have suffered all my life. Eventually I went into surgery about 30 years later to have it repaired. The doctor said it was the 2nd worse he had ever seen. Now I can breathe somewhat but its still crooked. I can understand the need to take a day off for proper treatment.
    Players should cut him some slack and not be targetting his nose. JB keep your helmet on tight.