Mike Tomlin held his weekly press conference yesterday for the up coming game against the Oakland Raiders. He had some interesting things to say here are some news and notes from the day…
Running back Isaac Redman was released from the team Monday Coach Tomlin explained the move…
Coach Tomlin: “I thought that Kion Wilson provided more flexibility for us as a teamer,” said Tomlin. “Isaac has been inactive the last several weeks. Kion is a linebacker and viable special teams-like body. Given the things that have transpired over the last several weeks with Jarvis (Jones) missing time and others, I thought it was best to get him up on the 53 (man roster) and available to us.”
On the injury front,Tomlin announced that inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons has a fractured left hand. It has been put in a cast and should not effect his play or playing time. Tomlin says he still has a full range of motion in the hand and fingers.
Linebacker LaMarr Woodley (right knee), tackle Kelvin Beachum (ribs), defensive end Brett Keisel (ribs), tight end Richard Gordon (toe sprain), tackle Marcus Gilbert(quadriceps), receiver Jerricho Cotchery(abdominal strain) and defensive end Cameron Heyward (illness) are all on the injury list None of the injuries above seem to be too serious and will be monitored during the week.
Update:..Tackle Kelvin Beachum (ribs), defensive end Brett Keisel (ribs), tight end Richard Gordon (toe sprain), tackle Marcus Gilbert(quadriceps) were all limited during Wednesday’s practice.Tight end Heath Miller was also limited but not injury related (coach’s decision).
Outside linebacker Jarvis Jones (concussion), inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons (hand), receiver Jerricho Cotchery(abdominal strain) defensive end Cameron Heyward (illness) & LaMarr Woodley (knee) all were full participants in Wednesday’s practice.
Wide reciever Markus Wheaton (Broken finger) is the only player ruled out for this weeks game vs.the Raiders and was the only player who did not practice Wednesday.
Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week following his performance vs. the Ravens .Suisham hit all four of his field goal attempts (34, 28, 38, 42), the last one was the game winner as time ran out.
Heath Miller was named the team’s 2013 recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award by his fellow teammates.
Former Steeler and NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver John Stallworth is now part of the Black College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014.
Here are some interesting tweets of the day…
It just might be time that the Steelers name a special teams captain. I know one pretty good candidate. #Suisham
“I’ve said it a thousand times that he’s filling in for the best center in football and he’s done a great job.” – Ben on Fernando
#Steelers have won 9 of past 10 games in October
Steelers had interest in Terrelle Pryor http://es.pn/1h9KCd4
Sylvester credited spec teams coach Danny Smith for keeping him alert: “He’s got us going in the right direction this year” #Steelers
Past slights drive Le’Veon Bell http://es.pn/1diUJMt
#Steelers have scored on just 6 of 16 trips inside the red zone. That 37.5 percentage is better than just one team, winless Jacksonville