The Pittsburgh Steelers are heading into the home stretch of training camp after completing their 13th practice at Saint Vincent College.The weather looked to be a factor but held off long enough for the Steelers to complete a full practice. Here are the news and notes from practice.
<> The Steelers announced they have placed punter Adam Podlesh on the reserve/did not report list. This frees up a roster spot while Podlesh’s status remains uncertain.
<> Head Coach Mike Tomlin spoke after practice…
Mike Tomlin: The weather cooperated with us today. We were able to get a good practice in, working in some different situations (such as) moving the ball in the red zone. (We’re) excited about the opportunity to work against Buffalo coming here tomorrow. No major injury news. A couple guys weren’t able to finish due to a variety of apparently minor things. Ramon Foster has some swelling in his knee.Will Johnson and Shaquille Richardson (had injury issues too). Vince Williams is being evaluated. Maybe he has a concussion we’ll see.
<>Jarvis Jones(Groin) did not suit up for practice today.
<>Rookie inside linebacker Ryan Shazier continues to ease his way back from his knee injury he participated in some individual drills.
<>Inside linebacker Sean Spence took first team reps in team drills.
<> Rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant continues to excel in the red zone drills catching a couple of touchdowns today. One of the touchdowns came while Ike Taylor and Troy Polamalu was covering. Bryant has looked good at camp.He now needs to carry that over to game situations.
<>The Steelers will host a joint practice with the Buffalo Bills Wednesday and Thursday before ending camp and heading back to Pittsburgh.
<> Reporter Ed Bouchette reports that the Steelers are trying to extend offensive lineman Marcus Gilbert and a contract could be signed by the end of the week.
Tweets of the Day…
Steelers used Dri Archer a bunch of different ways today. Direct snap and jet sweep. Getting him involved.
Practice observation: No tackling today, so Mitchell, Polamalu played S together in 11-on-11. Hasn’t happened much so far in the preseason.
Play(s) of the Day: RB LeGarrette Blount repeatedly excelled in a passing drill vs. LBs, an atypical performance in passing game for Blount.
Mike Adams playing right tackle today. Just stood someone up on a running play. No question he can run block.
During joint NFL practices there have been big fights between Titans-Falcons and Cowboys-Raiders. Bills,
#Steelers practice Wed/Thurs.
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