Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Curtis Brown announced his return to the practice field Wednesday with authority as Mike Prisuta of DVE Radio reports via Twitter that the former third-round draft pick had the best hit of the day.
Prisuta goes on to say that Brown delivered the hit on running back LaRod Stephens-Howling on a pass out in the flat during the two-minute portion of practice.
Brown had been sidelined for well over a week with an ankle injury, so it is good to hear that the team is starting to get a few of their sidelined cornerbacks back on the field.
Brown has been a big special teams contributor for the Steelers over the course of the last two seasons, so it is no surprise to hear he is hitting and tackling well. His next course of action will be to show that he can cover receivers during a game, which is something he hasn\’t shown the ability to do during his limited playing time on defense.
Monday night against the Washington Redskins, Brown figures to get a good hard look on defense during the second preseason game and the Steelers really need him to turn the proverbial corner this year.
Despite his big hit Wednesday, the day was not perfect for Brown as Chris Bradford of the Beaver County Times reports that the cornerback cussed at himself after failing to come up with an interception during drills.