With one week of training camp now in the books for the Pittsburgh Steelers it appears as though some wear and tear from the past week is starting to result in a few dinged up players as several reportedly are sitting out the Saturday afternoon practice at Saint Vincent College.
Not only are cornerbacks Cortez Allen (knee), DeMarcus Van Dyke (hamstring) and Terry Hawthorne (knee) sidelined once again, but so too are tight end Matt Spaeth (knee) and linebacker Jason Worilds (toe).
Some new names that surfaced on Saturday as not participating early on are running back Le\’Veon Bell (leg), linebacker Adrian Robinson (unknown) and linebacker Jarvis Jones (unknown).
David Todd of 970 ESPN Radio reported earlier in the day that Spaeth needed his right knee drained on Friday. As far as Bell goes, he is wearing a compression sleeve on his left knee, according to Bob Labriola of Steelers Digest. Dale Lolley of the Washington Observer reported Friday night that Bell had his left knee looked at by the trainers during the Friday evening practice, but after no structural damage was found, he returned to practice.
As for Worilds, he hurt is great toe a few days ago and head coach Mike Tomlin said after that practice he could be limited for a few days as a result.
Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider reports Saturday that defensive end Brett Keisel is not working on Saturday as he said he was receiving a veteran day off.
We expect Tomlin to update the injury report at the conclusion of practice.