RAIN DAMPENS PRACTICE
Despite a 20-minute shower late Sunday afternoon, the Steelers kept on practicing. Never did the rain fall hard enough that practice had to be stopped.
When it started to rain around 4:25 p.m., most of the fans in attendance headed for home.
But 20 minutes later, the rains let up and the Steelers’ practice fields were still in near-perfect condition.
The Steelers didn’t even consider moving to the field with a newly installed artificial surface.
“We don’t worry about the things that we can’t control, the weather being one of them,” Tomlin said. “We came out here to work today, and I thought they did. They maintained focus throughout the rain, which is great. There was no lightning, so there was no real danger. I thought we had a very productive day.”
TIMMONS MISSES PRACTICE
Linebacker Lawrence Timmons didn’t practice for what Tomlin said was cramps. Timmons left Saturday afternoon’s practice for the same reason.
One media report, however, suggested that Timmons may have been hurt Saturday during a “backs vs. ‘backers” drill.
Meanwhile, rookie defensive lineman Ra’Shon “Sonny” Harris sat out with a strained groin.
Tight end Heath Miller (sports hernia) was in uniform but hardly participated in any drills.