SUNDAY CAMP INJURY REPORT
Running back Le’Veon Bell left practice early due to a minor hamstring injury.
“Le’Veon experienced some tightness in his hamstring,” head coach Mike Tomlin said after practice. Tomlin deemed the injury not serious. WR Martavis Bryant did not practice due to a groin injury.
The first serious injury of camp goes to guard David Snow who has a foot fracture.
— Dri Archer again flashed his 4.26 speed, taking a run to the house with a quick cut against the 3rd team defense. A lot of eyes are going to be on him when the hitting starts tomorrow.
“Know there’s going to be a lot of people excited,” Tomlin said of Monday’s upcoming practice. “I’m always excited. Big step in process that I’m sure we’re all excited about.”
— Markus Wheaton was showing his ability to beat defenders deep, catching a bomb from Ben Roethlisberger on a deep pass with Will Gay in coverage and then beat Brian McCann for another deep pass and catch.
— Justin Brown had another strong day and again showed off his strength of rarely dropping a pass.
— Ryan Shazier’s ability to run with wide receivers in coverage has showed why he’s regarded as a freakish athlete.
— Stephon Tuitt got some first team, reps at LDE today in passing situations, though, Cam Thomas continues to get most of the work there. Expect the rotation of Thomas and Tuitt to continue through the first couple preseason games.
–At safety Will Allen remains firmly ahead of Shamarko Thomas on the depth chart. “He’s low maintenance,” Tomlin said today of Allen. “Position flexible.” Tomlin called Allen “low maintenance” more than once. DB coach Carnell Lake for one loves Thomas upside but the coaching staff just trust Allen a lot more right now. Steelers coaches are fine with developing Thomas slowly.
— 2013 2nd round pick Mike Adams has been getting work with the second team at right and left tackle. Adams is not looked at by Steelers coaches as much of a threat to push Marcus Gilbert for the starting right tackle job.