Steeler Nation , the Steelers continued training camp today and with that continued the live tackling . The list of players out with bumps and bruises or just getting a day off also continued. Here is the news and notes from today’s practice.
S Troy Polamalu was the biggest name to miss practice . Not thought to be anything serious but just a break for a veteran much like Tomlin has done in the past most recently with Brett Keisel . Tomlin knows what he has with guys like Keisel and Polamalu . This move gives the younger guys more reps and the vets a much needed rest.
Jim Wexell of SteelCityInsider.net gave a list of guys that missed today’s practice that included Polamalu Lawrence Timmons, Curtis Brown, Nick Williams,Brian Rolle, Terry Hawthorne, Matt Spaeth, Ross Ventrone, DeMarcus Van Dyke,Cortez Allen, Curtis McNeal, Adrian Robinson, LaRod Stephens-Howling and Larry Foote.
Jason Worilds,Jarvis Jones ,Le’Veon Bell and Steve McLendon all returned to practice but was limited to individual drills
Damon Cromartie-Smith was Polamalu’s replacement.
Marshall McFadden filled in for Larry Foote during scrimmage drills.
The tackle positions remained the same. Mike Adams stayed at left tackle and Marcus Gilbert at right tackle.
Steelers.com Bob Labriola reported 2nd team offensive line on Sunday Whimper, Cheadle, Malecki Batiste and Beachum.
The Steelers continued to work on their red-zone packages on both offense and defense.
Mike Tomlin spoke after practice here is the link Training Camp: Tomlin on Day 8