News & Notes Steelers Training Camp 8/14/2013

camp1Steeler Nation , the Steelers resumed practice today after having Tuesday off. It was family night for the players and practice began later than usual .  Steelers play-by -play announcer  Bill Hillgrove was on hand to announced part of practice . Here are some news and notes from today’s practice.

On the injury front the Steelers officially place Plaxico Burress on the Injured Reserve List to replace Burress the Steelers signed WR Tyler Shaw an undrafted rookie from NW Missouri State.

G Justin Cheadle is out with a significant hamstring injury . He could be out weeks.

CB Curtis Brown returned to practice today .

The Steelers released their new depth chart for the week . Some moves of note are  LeVeon Bell is now listed as a co-starter with Isaac Redman.

 Shamarko Thomas moves up to co-backup at SS along with DaMon Cromartie-Smith and Markus Wheaton is now Emmanuel Sanders backup at the No. 2 spot.

Punter Brian Moorman has moved up to co-starting punter with Drew Butler

Kicker Shaun Suisham made  a 60-yard Field Goal today.

Rookie Jarvis Jones saw some action with the first team again today.

The 2nd and 3rd team offenses practiced the two-minute drill today with both QB Bruce GradkowskI and Landry Jones throwing interceptions . Josh Victorian intercepted Gradkawski and Shamarko Thomas intercepted  Landry Jones.

Kelvin Beachum  and  John Malecki seen some practice time at center today.

Here are some interesting tweets from camp…

#Steelers‘ 2OL froom l to r: BATiste, Malecki, Beachum, Whimper, Big Joe Long.

#Steelers looking hard this week at Beachum at center. Probably the No. 2 at this pt.

Ben Roethlisberger 5-for-5 in “Pass Under Pressure,” also hit Emmanuel Sanders for long TD at Josh Victorian’s expense during 11-on-11 work

Best hit of the day on Wednesday delivered by CB Curtis Brown on RB LaRod Stephens-Howling on a flat pass during two-minute work.

The demise of the Pittsburgh Steelers has been greatly exaggerated. Youth will be served in 2013: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/jason-la-canfora/23151295/rookies-like-jones-bell-giving-steelers-hope-for-rebound-from-201 …

 

Coach Mike Tomlin spoke after practice here is the link … Training Camp: Tomlin on Family Night Practice

 

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