Steeler Nation , day 5 of camp is now in the books . July has come and gone . August is here . Camp Tomlin just keeps rolling on. There was more live tackling action, picking up where the team left off Wednesday . Here are some news and notes from today’s practice.
On the injury front Nick Williams (knee), Cortez Allen ( knee), Demarcus Van Dyke(Hamstring) and Terry Hawthorne (knee) continue to sit out of practice.
New injuries of the day include G Nik Embernate carted off field with a knee Injury, LB Jason Worlids (toe) may miss a couple of practices but not thought to be serious.
Linebacker LaMarr Woodley was limited with calf discomfort but does not seem to be a big concern.
LB Jarvis Jones continues to progress as he batted another Roethlisberger pass today and intercepted it. Jones looks to be picking up dropping back in pass coverage. He should see more reps with Worlids toe injury today .
Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown continue to have strong camps . The two connected on a couple of good pass plays again today .
Rookie wide receiver Markus Wheaton was slotted as the third receiver during some of today’s practice.
S Shamarko Thomas spent time in the nickel defense and showed some safety blitz skills.
Running Back Le’Veon Bell played some reps as a slot receiver. Bell continues to stand out at practice .Its becoming more and more apparent that he is the real deal and eventual starting running back. It may happen sooner rather than later if he keeps progressing the way he has.
New Steelers back up quarterback Bruce Gradkowski has had a good camp and threw a 40 yard touchdown pass to WR Derek Moye.
The Steelers have waived long snapper Luke Ingram and signed CB Buddy Jackson Off Waivers .
Coach Mike Tomlin spoke after practice. Here is the link …. Training Camp: Tomlin on Day 5