Steelers Appear To Be Healthier Upon Return To Saint Vincent College

The Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday training camp practice is starting to get underway at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe and initial reports indicate that the team might just be a little healthier than they were entering their Friday night preseason opener against the New York Giants.

According to Alex Kozora, the players who are not in pads for the start of Sundays practice are Landry Jones, Maurkice Pouncey, Ryan Shazier, Senquez Golson, Mike Mitchell, Demarcus Ayers, Keion Adams, Anthony Chickillo and Sammie Coates. All nine of those players have missed considerable time so far during training camp and Coates remains on Active PUP.

With those dressed players now identified, it’s worth noting that Alejandro Villanueva, Justin Hunter, Artie Burns, James Conner, Cameron Sutton, Sean Davis, and Bud Dupree are all reportedly wearing their pads ahead of practice starting. We’ll now have to see what level of participation they each have as Sunday afternoon progresses. All of those players sat out the Friday night preseason opener against the Giants.

In a related note, JuJu Smith-Schuster is also in pads Sunday after leaving the game Friday night with a possible concussion. Additionally, Martavis Bryant is in pads for the first time since training camp started.

Kozora will have a full recap of which players were able to do what later on this evening in his daily diary.

  • Rob H

    That list of players in pads makes me very, VERY happy!! Almost giddy even

  • Steeler Nation!

    Great to see Bryant’s name here of course. I’m thrilled to see Sutton’s as well. We need to see what he can do the next 3 weeks. Watching Hilton may light a fire under his butt

  • pittsburghjoe

    I hope Bryant can stay healthy. It seems like guys that miss that much time away from live a action are at a higher risk of soft tissue injuries like hammies. Gym conditioning only goes so far.

  • JB Burgess

    This team is soft, “Tomlin” soft

  • renoir

    On a side note ,Markus Wheaton breaks a finger in Bears practice. Markus Wheaton had just returned yesterday from the appendectomy he had in late-July, and missed some time during spring workouts recovering from offseason shoulder surgery.

  • Tom McConnell

    Give it up. Soft teams don’t do well in red zone. Red zone looked good Friday for 1st preseason. Slow start, but improved quickly. Rookies a bit longer.

  • cory

    Shazier must have something significant?

  • John Pennington

    Might have to draft a linebacker to backup Shazier. He seems to get hurt alot and outside lb for Chick he got hurt last season now his hip. Maybe a center to backup Pouncy to bring along.

  • george

    What’s the deal with Shazier? Also, Mitchell’s been out a long time with a foot sprain. I hope it’s not one of those”we’ll wait till just before the season starts to see if you need surgery” type injuries.