Keeping a team healthy during three weeks of OTA practices and one week of minicamp is a chore for any NFL team, but the Pittsburgh Steelers have managed to do just that so far with two weeks of work now in the books.
For a team with 90 players on a their roster, the Steelers only have a few with minor bumps and bruises.
According to Scott Brown of ESPN.com, outside linebacker Jason Worilds (calf) ended the second week of OTA practices still on the sidelines as he continues to rehab a calf injury suffered during the very first offseason practice.
Joining Worilds as not working on Thursday were center Maurkice Pouncey (knee), wide receiver Markus Wheaton (unknown), tight end Michael Palmer (unknown) and fullback Will Johnson (ankle).
Johnson, according to Brown, is no longer wearing a walking boot, so hopefully he can return to practice next week. As far as Pouncey goes, it appears as though the team is giving him every Thursday off in order to save some wear and tear on his surgically repaired knee.
As far as Wheaton and Palmer both go, it doesn’t appear as though whatever has them sidelined is serious.
The Steelers will get back to work next week with the team scheduled to report on Monday. In the past, the first day of the third week of OTA practices is usually spent at Dave & Busters in order to build some team unity. Hopefully nobody injures anything while playing skee-ball.