MONDAY’S CAMP RUNDOWN
By Dale Grdnic
LATROBE, Pa. — After a long week of banging helmets together in full pads with live tackling drills included, the Pittsburgh Steelers went through a much lighter workout Monday afternoon during training camp at Saint Vincent College.
“We changed our attire today (to shorts and shells), really trying to maximize our off day (Tuesday), so that we can get bodies back,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. “Then, we can have a productive Wednesday and continue on with our work week.”
That culminates with the first preseason game against the New York Giants Saturday night at 7:30 at Heinz Field, and the Steelers hope to be ready.
“I believe we took a step in that regard, because we got a number of guys back participating today,” Tomlin said. “We got Alameda (Ta’amu) back off of PUP and participating fully. Larry Foote was participating fully.
“Matt Spaeth (right knee), Nick Williams (left knee), Le’Veon Bell (left knee), and I’m sure when we come back Wednesday after the off day that number will continue to increase as we continue with the team development process with an eye toward getting ready to play the New York Football Giants.”
There was one player who tried to return and eventually had to leave again. Cornerback Curtis Brown, who missed two days with a left hamstring problem, suffered an ankle injury, according to Tomlin.
Cortez on the Mend
Steelers projected starting cornerback Cortez Allen is still watching from the sideline since an Aug. 2 right knee surgery that Tomlin believed would keep him out for the remainder of training camp. Allen gave an update, of sorts, Monday.
“It’s doing well, but it’s a