Star safety to workout in Pittsburgh this off-season?
Pittsburgh Steelers star safety Troy Polamalu is expected to be healthy enough to participate team activities this off-season, head coach Mike Tomlin told NFL.com.
Whether Polamalu is a participant through remains to be seen as Polamalu normally works out in California and only shows up for mandatory mini-camp.
However, Tomlin indicates Polamalu will show up for his share of OTA practices. The league allows teams to conduct 14 organized team activities.
“For him, he usually works out in California in the offseason, but he’s generally around for all team-oriented things such as minicamps, Tomlin said at the NFL meetings. He’ll make an appearance at his share of OTA days. In terms of his health, he’s progressing fine, and I don’t see any reason why he’d be prohibited in 2010 with what hampered him in 2009, ” Tomlin added.
The Steelers are currently going through voluntary work outs at this time and will hold their first OTA practice on April 21.
Tomlin who announced today that he talks daily with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger also touched base on if Roethlisberger will participate in off-season workouts.
“When it’s time for him to be there, he’ll want to be there, ” Tomlin said.