News & Notes Steelers Training Camp 8/12/2013

camp2Steeler Nation, the Steelers are right back at it in pads after Saturday’s pre-season loss to the New York Giants . The days at St Vincent college are beginning to wind down with just a handful of camp practices left. Here are some news and notes from today’s practice.

On the injury front WR Plaxico Burress had surgery to repair shoulder, and he’s done for the season. TE Matt Spaeth also had surgery on his ankle sprain.

LB Stevenson Sylvester(ankle) missed practice but is expected back by Thursday

Rookies  CB Terry Hawthorne and  DE Nick Williams returned to practice for the Steelers.

Rookie running back Le’Veon Bell returned to practice and practiced in full even participating in back on backers.

OL Justin Cheadle went down today with a right knee injury. He had to be carted off.

NT Steve McLendon was excused from practice for personal reasons.

The Steelers practiced in pads again today and there was a back on backer drills.

Mike Adams continued to practice at left tackle.

Mark Kaboly | Tribune-Review reports Rookie wide receiver Markus Wheaton continued to show his tremendous speed. Wheaton blew past cornerback Isaiah Green  for a deep touchdown catch approximately 50 yards. Wheaton showed his soft hands as well on the play, snagging the back end of the ball over his shoulder.

Mark Kaboly | Tribune-Review also reported that Guy Whimper was moved to guard Monday and may stay there. Kaboly also said Mike Golic Jr. is doing well after his switch from tackle to right guard.

Here are some interesting tweets from camp….

LB coach Keith Butler on #Steelers‘ vast ILB depth: “The thing about continuity in an organization is your scouts figure out what you like.”

More Butler on cutting #Steelers‘ LBers: “It’s going to come down to who Danny Smith likes because the competition’s going to be close.”

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Tomlin went out of his way to praise Al Woods, who is splitting time at NT and D-end to “add value”

Heath Miller, Sean Spence doing agility drills with small sleds.

Ken Laird ‏@Ken_Laird

Le’Veon Bell taking plenty of 1st team reps at #Steelers practice today. Knee looks fine

Backs on Backers drill, who likes hard hitting? ✋

Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin spoke after practice today ,here is the link to the video Training Camp: Tomlin on Day 12
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