While the Pittsburgh Steelers are holding a closed observe right this moment again in Pittsburgh, we will nonetheless study one thing from what went down right this moment on the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex. From an harm standpoint, we will present three updates. In brief footage shown on Steelers’ Live, filmed in Latrobe however with a dwell look-in again at Pittsburgh, we seen Sutton suited up in pads in the course of the crew’s warmup session. He had a sleeve on his left leg however the reality he’s suited up in some capability is a good signal.
Sutton left mid-way by Thursday’s observe with what Mike Tomlin deemed a “lower body” harm. Sutton appeared to injure himself on the primary play of seven photographs. He completed out the session however regarded labored in 1v1 earlier than coming off the sector. But the harm doesn’t seem to be it’s going to value him any time, an excellent signal for him and the secondary.
Elsewhere, we seen ILB Marcus Allen and TE Pat Freiermuth nonetheless not in pads. Both are coping with hamstring accidents. Freiermuth appears very near a return and will come again by Monday’s observe after the crew’s off day Sunday. Allen nonetheless appears no less than every week away and should miss the preseason opener on August thirteenth. It’ll harm his possibilities in a aggressive ILB battle.
Mike Tomlin spoke with reporters after observe and stated accidents had been “status quo” however famous Sutton’s ailment is just not severe. Per the PPG’s Ray Fittipaldo, Tomlin additionally stated Chase Claypool is near returning, one thing we’ve famous in our day by day stories.
Per a crew transcript, Tomlin additionally stated FS Minkah Fitzpatrick had “increased participation.” He was activated off NFI however labored in restricted style Thursday, participating in particular person/positional periods earlier than his day ended.
The crew’s subsequent observe is ready for Monday and runs by Thursday with a Friday walkthrough and first preseason recreation Saturday night time.